Olivier Horiot Coteaux Champenois Riceys Rouge
Olivier Horiot's Coteaux Champenois Riceys Rouge is a remarkable expression of Pinot Noir from the Côte des Bar region in Champagne, France. The wine is made from a single vineyard, "Les Riceys," which is renowned for producing some of the most elegant and complex Pinot Noir in the area.
The grapes are carefully hand-harvested and undergo a natural fermentation with native yeasts. The wine is then aged in oak barrels for 18 months, which adds a subtle touch of oak and enhances the wine's complexity.
In the glass, the wine has a deep ruby color and aromas of dark cherries, raspberries, and hints of spice. On the palate, it is full-bodied, with a velvety texture and flavors of ripe black fruits, earthy notes, and a touch of minerality. The tannins are firm but well-integrated, providing a long and satisfying finish.
This wine is a true gem of the Champagne region and is perfect for those seeking a unique and expressive Pinot Noir. It can be enjoyed now or aged for several years to come.