French Pinot Noir wines are among the most coveted and expensive in the entire world. No grape variety can hit the heights of elegance and refinement that Pinot can, and this is certainly reflected in the price tag of the rarest examples. Step outside of the best-known regions of France, however, and a Pinot Noir renaissance is taking place. As recent plantings begin to mature in the limestone hills of Southern France, Pinot Noir wines are beginning to be produced that feature a similar varietal allure as the rarified Burgundian vineyards, at a fraction of the price.
Magical Nights is a very complex and focused Pinot, shows subtle notes of spice, dried wild berry and loamy earth on the nose. The palate is detailed and fruit focused, with cherry, plum and cola notes, along with a touch of herbaceous lift. Finishes long and elegant with a hint of toastiness and a beam of minerality that adds complexity.
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The howling wind named the Mistral is a constant presence, whipping through the vineyards of Southern France; a unique meteorological phenomenon that is both a blessing and a curse. Acting to regulate temperatures and keep disease pressure low, the Pinot Noir wines that are grown in this beautiful region within view of the Mediterranean Sea are accordingly fresh and elegant. Unfortunately for the region’s farmers but great for Magical Nights, yields are kept low by the blustery conditions, concentrating the flavors in the grapes and upping the intensity quotient!
Pinot Noir is celebrated for being the perfect wine for any place, mood or food, and Magical Nights embodies this relaxed, easy-going spirit. Magical Nights is equally at home on a picnic table or white tablecloth dinner. And so, we invite you to create magic of your own, to pour a glass of this French Pinot Noir – one of the most legendary wines on Earth – and toast to this true-to-type expression of a magnificent viticultural landscape.
The Magical Nights winemaking team is forward thinking and value conscious, utilizing a majority of stainless steel in the winemaking process in order to retain freshness and purity. A small percentage of lightly toasted French oak is employed to add a kiss of vanilla-tinged complexity to the wine profile.