Ad – I received a bottle of Pinot Noir (the wine featured) from Independent Wines to taste and review. All opinions are my own.
Do you have a favourite wine? I think everyone has a preference for a certain grape or country of origin. I very much enjoy Italian Reds so when Independent Wines offered a chance to taste and review I was exicited. One selected was the Pinot Noir Rolhüt 2018 Adam’s favourite is Pinot Noir and I have to admit I admire the usual richness of this red, however, I was pleasently surprised that this was a more fruity, less heavy wine. I did a little research before to get some food pairing suggestions and awaited my delivery.
Trying Independent Wines
Independent Wine have an amazing range of red, white and sparkling wines to choose from. I found the website really easy to navigate and full of useful and helpful information when viewing the types of wines on offer. Each page of the individual wine has extensive tasting notes and an ability for customers to review and leave feedback to aid future purchasing decisions for others. You can search and select Wines by region, country and grape which is really helpful. Our wine came well packaged and protected.
The choice of Italian red wines was really good. Plenty of choice by region and some really highly rated wines. Reading the tasting notes for the Pinot Noir we were about to try had my mouth watering as it sounded so decadent. There are plenty of helpful articles on the knowledge base to help learn more about the wines on site to further help with buying decisions. I found the article Where to taste aromatic Pinot Noir really interesting and further inspired me to visit Italy one day.
Tasting Pinot Noir Rolhüt 2018
I first tried this alone to try and distinguish the flavours. I loved the tartness of this one and it was very easy drinking. It’s fruity but I wouldn’t say it’s too light. The wine was a ruby colour and well balanced. Fruity Pinot Noirs are recommended with lighter foods so I put together a board of cheese, salami, pear chutneys and rosemary crackers. The Pinot Noir Rolhüt 2018 is a perfect accompiment to this and the whole thing was very moreish. I felt the goats cheese/fruit chutney mix really complimented the Pinot Noir and made it even easier to drink. The wine had a really smooth finish and is one I would try again. It felt perfect for a late summer evening with friends and good food. Other food recommendations for this fruity Pinot Noir were pasta and salmon.