Pinot Noir in Bordeaux Bottle

Feb. 15

The dinner today was Sukiyaki.



I got Wagyu Beef with reasonable price.

Very good!



1st Oriol Rossell Cuvée Especial NV  1420 yen

It is made from Xalel-lo, Macabeo and Parellada grown in the estate vineyard in Penedes by organic method.

It is a hand-made sparkling wine by experienced craft men.

It is unusual in this price class.

I felt creamy babbles, fresh fruits, nice acidity and long after taste.

I think it has an outstanding quality.

It is quite different from other ordinary Cava.

I have been importing this one since 1998.

A long seller wine!



2nd Bellecourt Pinot Noir 2021  1330 yen

The bottle shape has changed from this new arrival lot.

You had a serious glass bottle shortage in EU in middle last year because of the Russia invasion.

There is one of biggest wine bottle manufacture in Ukraine.

They have had to stop the work.

Especially, Burgundy bottle disappeared.

Then I had to choose a long time out-of-stock or Bordeaux bottle.

Left with no alternative, I chose Bordeaux bottle.

The wine quality is as same as Burgundy bottle but I felt something different.

Fortunately, the shortage situation has got better.

The next shipping will be back to Burgundy bottle.