On a blustery cold winter’s evening, I decided to meet my husband for an early dinner as he had a couple of hours free before a 7pm Law Negotiation Team meeting, We went to Creo’, a enjoyable restaurant known for its “green” building and emphasis on sustainable food. We settled in at a table in the bar next to the cozy fire and I opted for The Seeker Pinot Noir 2011 to accompany roasted brussel sprouts, spinach and chèvre salad and pomme frites with truffled aioli.
The seeker is a global wine brand owned by a family with 65 years of experience in the wine trade. Their founding philosophy is that “real people with real passion are essential to crafting great wines”. They focus on establishing relationships with family wineries and then presenting their wines globally. This Pinot Noir was made by a 10th generation family winery in Auvergne France. Although it is classified as a Vin de Pays [country wine], it was produced using traditional Burgundian methods [such as lee aging and maloactic fermentation] and aged in stainless steel tanks on light lees. The family practices sustainable farming methods and all The Seeker wines are bottled with lightweight glass with locally sourced and sustainable labels.
Transparent ruby red in colour, aromas of cranberry, clean minerals and damp earth swirled about. Bright flavours of black cherry and raspberry were bolstered by soft earthy elements. Spicy black peppercorn and earthy minerals comprised the moderate finish. Fresh and straightforward, this is an easy drinking glass.
100% Pinot Noir
Vin de Pays du Puy de Dôme
Bottled by Loron & Fils, Pontanevaux
$13 [average price]
Enjoy now thru 2015