Pique Russe 2011

(3 customer reviews)


Pique Russe is the name of the fields, the name of the producer and the name of this wonderful wine.  Made in small quantities using traditional methods Pique Russe has a strong following and is growing in reputation, particularly in the Parisian restaurants where most of the production ends up.  A fine, fruity wine that can be drunk now or in years to come and is recommended for those you care for the most! See the partner notes for information on the 2014 and 2015 harvests and their implication on both Le Temps Volé and its sister wine Pique Russe.

In stock (can be backordered)


Partner: Pique Russe
Vintage: 2011
Tasting Notes: Red fruits and spices combined with soft subtle tannins that will ensure longevity if laid down
Classification: Vin de Table – Charente Maritime (Don’t let that fool you this is a wine of character)
Grape: 70% Merlot – 30% Cabernet Sauvignon
Strength: 14.5%
Serve at: Room temperature 16°C to 18°C
Serve with: Red meats, strong cheeses, friends
Yield: > 30 hl/ha (4-5 bunches per vine)
Soil: Combination of clay and chalk, well drained
Cultivation: Limited production (5 bunches per vine), manual intervention and selection at harvest
Vinification: Manual selection of grapes prior to vinification in small quantities (circa 600 litres) pressed traditionally by foot.  No additional yeasts or additives to aid the fermentation.  Some sulphites for clarification.  Malolactic fermentation stored in oak for 18 months.

3 reviews for Pique Russe 2011

  1. cjminter

    My favourite red at the recent wine tasting. Had more body and depth of flavour than the other wines I tasted.

  2. tim.westacott

    Both my wife and I independently concluded that this was the best of the red wines that we tasted at the recent wine tasting evening hosted by BFW. Although I usually prefer “unoaked” reds the “oakiness” was not overpowering and gave a great depth to the flavour. A wine for a special meal.

  3. Brendan Stevens

    Excellent wine full of fruit and flavour. The price reflects the wine’s quality.

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