Maison Alain de la Treille Pinot Noir
Loire Valley, France
Tastes Like: Pomegranate, Black Cherry, Earth
What’s the secret to making a standout bottle of Pinot Noir? Is it the fruit? The winemaking? A little bit of magic? The truth is, there are only a handful of producers that can really coax the grape into its fullest expression for under $15 a bottle. Luckily, Maison Alain de la Treille crafts outstanding ‘pure’ French Pinot Noir at incredible values!
Born in 1925, Alain de la Treille’s goal was to produce delicate and diverse wines from prestigious vineyards that could offer the best expressions of French terroir. Today, the estate prides itself on creating incredible bottles that showcase native French varieties while remaining true to the Loire Valley’s unique style. Their Pinot Noir is beautifully balanced, with ripe cherry and spice aromas revealing black cherry, pomegranate, and subtle earth nuances on the smooth and bright finish. At half the cost of a basic Burgundy, it’s polished, thrilling, and hauntingly brilliant!