Domaine Charles Frey – Quintessence – Alsace Pinot Noir 2019

$45.00 + TAX & SHIPPING

Region: Alsace

Tasting Notes: Aroma of black and red berries, sweet spices, hints of oak. Flavor of bright blackberries and blueberries with hints of anise and baking spices, this wine has an energetic acidity and balanced subtle tannins.

Blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Hold Time: Now or up to 10 years

Pair With: Red meat and game. Aged and rustic cow’s milk cheese like Alpine or Comté.


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The wine story

Charles Frey’s ancestors bought a farm in a small Alsatian town called Dambach la Ville in the 18th century. They came from Switzerland and practiced mixed farming.

In 1963, Charles and his father decided to devote the whole domain to vineyards because the work is so hard and time-consuming that it is better not to bother about other crops if you want to produce a good wine. In 1997, Charles’s son Dominique and his wife Nathalie turned to organic farming.

The terroir of this wine is silty sand and the vines are old.

The grapes are sorted and partially destemmed, about 50%. The maceration lasts 10 days. After a carefully controlled fermentation, the wine is kept in casks for 20 months. It can age up to 15 years.

Favorite pairing

It will pair well with Alsatian charcuteries and cheeses, meat pies, roast chicken or other poultry and barbecued beef and sausages. Also, with potato or cabbage salads with tart apples.

The Region

The Alsace wine route is a great tourist destination for wine amateurs.

Spectacular landscapes, picturesque villages, medieval castles and festivals for every season. A lot of wine tasting to do, with 7 grape varieties and 51 grands crus. It is also a cycling paradise and the local food is excellent.


Black and red berries, sweet spices, hints of oak.


Blackberries and blackcurrant, spicy and slightly toasted, this wine has an energetic acidity and balanced oak notes.

Additional information

Weight2.65 lbs


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