The grapes to produce Pinot Noir Tournée du Sud were fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks to preserve the purity of fruit. The wines for Pinot Noir Tournée du Sud were sourced from a range of carefully selected suppliers across the South of France during repeated visits in the spring and summer, followed by more visits during the harvest. The Pinot Noir was the hardest wine to put together; as there are few reliable sources in the Languedoc. Final blending was done at the Metairie Winery by Beverly Tabbron MW and Steve Daniel in mid December, followed by more tweaking in January resulting in an elegant and very moreish example of Pinot Noir.
Tournée du Sud, what a great concept – a Tour of the South of France – get out the vélo and let’s join the touriste-routiers. But why be part of the peloton when you can attack from the front, and make wine which really matters and offer wine lovers liberté de choix? Hence, among the delights on offer here is a beautiful Picpoul de Pinet – the fish wine – a vivacious Grenache Blanc/Sauvignon Blanc blend and a quite beautiful and unusual Grenache/ Pinot Noir blend.