2019 Domaine de la Paturie Pinot Noir "Par Amour"

2019 Domaine de la Paturie Pinot Noir "Par Amour"

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France - Franche Comte
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$28.00
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Of all the places I expected to find a delicious and reasonably priced Pinot Noir, I would not have guessed Franche-Comte. I actually lived there, briefly, in the city of Besancon, with the family of a general in the French Army. 

I remember trying a few wines, but nothing of this quality. Maybe that is typical of France's smaller regions as vineyards in the most prestigious areas skyrocket in price and talented young winemakers look elsewhere. 

The flavor profile is typical of cool-ish climate Pinot, with red fruit and a little floral note. Not that far off even from the wines of the true Sonoma Coast (above the fog line). 

If you tried to find this quality level in nearby Burgundy you'd be looking at $40-50. This is a find while it lasts.

100% Pinot Noir. Serve cool.