Red Wine by Albert Bichot from Burgundy, France – regions. Limpid, bright, intense and deep ruby red with violet reflections in the glass. A fine and complex nose with primary delicate and discreet woody aromas. Notes of soft fruit followed by a spicy finish. After a few minutes, subtle notes of peppermint and cedar will develop. This wine shows all the crispiness of Pinot Noir with a very pleasant tannic texture which smoothly envelopes the palate. Powerful but silky tannins. Nice finale with a hint of licorice. A promising future of complexity to look forward to on aging. Pair with lasagnes with thinly-sliced duck filets and parmesan, rack of lamb with thyme, or scallop tagine with safran. Cheese platters should include mature Tomme de Savoie and aged Mimolette.