Another long day of work is over, thankfully. It included shouting and swearing whilst trying to test a new IT system I just couldn’t figure out, which was really not very dignified
Anyway – wine to the rescue! Pinot Noir from the Var, from Maison Latour:
It’s got all the attributes we like in our reds (especially midweek ones): lightness, freshness, juiciness but with a nice savoury kick for a little interest too. Very pale ruby in the glass, with maybe just a hint of brick…? (this is a 2017 bottle), and the nose is all hedgerow berries, pomegranate, hibiscus and undergrowth.
Light on the palate, it explodes into crunchy red fruit (cranberry, raspberry, pomegranate), before offering something a little more herbaceous and savoury (oregano, perhaps), and even a touch of smokiness – not unlike an Etna Rosso. It’s not multi-layered, but it’s so quaffable, and together with venison liver and mash should erase all memories of my tantrum earlier. Or so I hope…