Flor de Campo Pinot Noir 2011

Flor de Campo Pinot Noir 2011

Sanford’s two Santa Rita vineyards, which include some of the oldest Pinot Noir vines in the region, provide fruit for this cherry and berry scented wine which shows a touch of savoury-spice on the richly flavoured, bright fruit palate. Prior to a brief period of ageing in French oak barrels, the grapes are hand-harvested and fermented in open-topped tanks. 
The Sanford Winery has been credited for putting the grape-growing haven and Burgundian-esque Santa Rita Hills on the map, having been founded in 1971. They planted the area’s first Pinot Noir in the now iconic Sanford & Benedict vineyard and their sumptuously elegant offerings rank amongst the finest and most distinctive the New World has to offer. The beautifully crafted Flor de Campo Pinot Noir has won plenty of acclaim, with the 2010 vintage earning a lofty 17 points from Jancis Robinson, and if you like good Pinot this is an absolute must.
United States
Santa Barbara County
Santa Barbara County
Pinot Noir
Drink now + 4 years

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Silver medal - 2013 competition

Santa Barbara County region of United States

Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir has been planted in Burgundy since the 14th Century (with evidence suggesting it has been planted here since the 4th Century!). Following Burgundy would be Champagne as Pinot Noir’s 2nd home, and of course this grape is often used in Champagne. Unfortunately due to its thin grape skin Pinot Noir is difficult to grow and cultivate, hence it has taken a while for it establish itself outside France. Regions where it has been successful and where premium Pinot Noir are now being produced are California, New Zealand and Australia.

Pinot Noir has great affinity with Oak and young wines typically display a fruit perfume of raspberries, strawberries and red cherries. Due to the thin grape skin Pinot Noir usually has soft, light tannins and is seldom deep in colour. Pinot Noirs tend to age unpredictably, leading some to claim that they are at their best for a short period of time. But as many Pinot Noirs can be enjoyed in more than one style this is rather a limited point of view.

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Salads & Vegetables
This wine works well with chargrilled and roasted vegetables as well as smoked and cured meats and mushrooms.
Fish & Seafood
A good meaty fish is best served with this wine. A lightly grilled tuna steak or a nice piece of salmon will go down a treat.
Pasta & Other Sauces
This wine works well with tomato based sauces such as bolognese. It will also go with wild mushroom risotto and truffle based sauces.
Flavourful meats such as beef, pheasant and duck are perfectly paired to this wine or try it with a good sausage casserole and cured meats such as Parma ham.
Herbs & Spices
A broad range of herbs and spices such as mint, nutmeg, garlic and chives can be used to draw out the flavours of this wine.
Spicy Foods
Spanish and Italian dishes work well with this wine - think tuscan beans and arrabbiata.
Tastes delicious served with goat's cheese, cambozola, and mature Cheddar. 
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Bottle 75cl:
- Earn 19 points -

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