2015 Coupe's Cuvée Pinot Noir Dessert Wine

Regular price $22.00

With the sixth vintage of this unique port-style Pinot noir, this version of Coupe's Cuvée was sourced from the Luminous Hills Vineyard for the first time, specifically the 115 clone.  As in prior vintages, it has been aged for a full two years in neutral French oak barrels, allowing it to develop richness and a little bit of a tawny quality. Fortified with brandy distilled from Pinot Noir grapes, it has finesse that is uncharacteristic of port.  Ultimately, this is a Pinot noir first and a dessert wine second.  At just under 6% residual sugar, it is enough to balance with the acidity, but not so much as to overwhelm the expression of the fruit.  Given the base wine of Pinot noir, coupled with a seamless style of brandy, balancing acidity and lower residual sugar, this is a port that has the ability to pair with a wide range of foods from the usual port companions of chocolate, nuts and cheeses, but also with lighter fare – think pastries such as cheesecake with blueberries, or a custard like crème brûlée or an eclair.

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