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The Spanish term “Las Alturas” means “the heights,” a fitting name for this vineyard located on one of the highest grape-growing benches in the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA up to 1,200 feet. At this elevation, the sunny but very cool climate creates a wine bearing all the hallmarks of this coastal region: robust, expressive, full-bodied, and balanced by a firm acidity. The finished product is deep garnet in color with an aromatic medley of black cherry, marionberry, ripe plum and a hint of anise.
Tasting Notes: In the glass, Belle Glos Las Alturas Pinot Noir reveals a deep and alluring garnet hue, promising an enchanting tasting experience. The aroma is a symphony of red fruit, with notes of ripe cherries, cranberries, and raspberries taking center stage. Subtle hints of oak, vanilla, and a touch of earthiness add complexity and allure. This aromatic overture sets the stage for an extraordinary journey.
On the palate, this Pinot Noir offers a refined and layered profile. Luscious fruit flavors seamlessly intermingle with nuances of baking spices, clove, and a whisper of mocha. The wine's silky texture and supple tannins create a luxurious mouthfeel, while a lingering finish leaves an indelible impression of sophistication and grace.
Winemaking Process: Belle Glos Las Alturas Pinot Noir is a testament to meticulous craftsmanship. Grapes are sourced from select vineyards along the California coast, chosen for their cool-climate terroir and exceptional quality. The winemaking process blends tradition with modern precision, including aging in French oak barrels. This approach preserves the wine's natural character and complexity.
Perfect Pairings: This Pinot Noir is a versatile companion for an array of culinary delights. It enhances dishes such as roasted duck, salmon, or wild mushroom risotto with its intricate flavors. Additionally, its silky texture and balanced acidity make it an ideal match for a selection of artisanal cheeses and charcuterie.