Posted on March 11th, 2008
The Bressan Pinot Nero from Friuli (near the Slovenian border) has all the hallmarks of a really good Burgundy, it’s aromatic, with cherries, strawberries, raspberries, some oak, and a lot of damp leaves going on in there.
All in all, very very decent and beats the pants of most Bourgogne Rouge in the same price. Picked it up on sale at Enowine (IFSC) for €20. If you like your Pinots, then it’s worth a try.
From the Bressan website, the following description,
We can say with absolute certainty that Pinot Nero is the most famous and elegant red wine in the world, and that’s from the real experts. Its name comes from the shape of the grape cluster or bunch which resembles a pine cone. The founder of the Pinot family, it was brought to Friuli in the second half of the 1800′s and has been cultivated with optimum results in fairly well-defined areas which are highly evocative of the Burgogne region, by virtue of the extraordinary similarity of the landscape. It is not easy to describe this wine of great class; aristocratic, with hints of woodland scents, charred wood and truffles.