Raise A Glass: Giant Steps Applejack Pinot Noir 2021

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For those who like to enjoy a glass of red wine over the festive period, the Giant Steps Applejack Pinot Noir 2021 is worth adding to your wine rack ahead of the Christmas break.

This Pinot Noir is comprised of hand-picked fruit, which is chilled overnight to 12 degrees Celsius. The wine has been fermented in small oak fermenters and stainless-steel open vats, which has helped to deliver a wine that boasts a rich purple shade and some delicious tasting notes.

To taste, the wine has various different complexities and it successfully mixes spice with savoury. The nose is impressive and opens with a bouquet of maraschino cherry and plum, with some smokiness also present. However, this is also a fresh tasting Pinot Noir, with a delicate and silky finish.

In terms of food pairings, it will complement the Christmas turkey and also work very well with salmon. For those who like to open a bottle towards the end of a meal, it can be enjoyed alongside cheeses such as Brie, Gouda and Manchego.

The Giant Steps Applejack Pinot Noir 2021 is available for £45.00 from The Good Wine Shop , Hay Wines and also the 2022 from Vinvm