Originating from Burgundy, this grape variety has given birth to a wine that is becoming increasingly popular. It is the first red grape variety planted on our hillsides and since its first appearance in the mid 1980’s it continues to convince more and more consumers. This wine can easily accompany a multitude of dishes and it should be present in every well-stocked wine cellar.
THE WHITE VARIETY:
The wine experts also call this wine the “Blanc de Noirs” (=“White from Black”) since it is a white wine produced from red grapes. When the grapes are crushed straight after the harvest, the skin is separated from the juice and it can therefore not give any colour. The wine is then produced in thermoregulated stainless steel tanks like all the other Luxembourg white wines. The result is then a full and fruity wine that should be drunk within two years of the harvest.
This wine is offered in a transparent Bordeaux bottle of 75cl
AOP MOSELLE LUXEMBOURGEOISE:
Since 1935, the Luxembourg government has been controlling the quality of the wines produced in our Moselle Valley. First the wine producer has to make a formal request for each barrel he wishes to introduce. Then, after a lab analysis, the wine is tasted by a commission of 12 blindfolded members who evaluate the wine on a scale of 20 points.
· 12,0 – 13,9 points : AOP Marque Nationale
· 14,0 – 15,9 points : AOP MN – Vin Classé
· 16,0 – 17,9 points : AOP MN – Premier Cru
· 18,0 – 20,0 points : AOP MN – Grand Premier Cru
The official back label on the wine bottles is a guarantee of the governmental quality control.
Pinot Noir does not have the right to any classifications higher than the AOP Marque nationale.