From the Vine

SPOTLIGHT WINE: 2015 Domaine Agape Pinot Noir (Alsace, France) *2R*

The Urban Grape | Domaine Agape Pinot Noir

This week’s spotlight wine is a light and fresh Pinot Noir from the Alsace region of France! Rarely exported to the United States, Alsatian Pinot’s are a rare treat that offers up a whole new look at what Pinot Noir can be. Subtle and restrained, offering a departure from more modern American Pinot Noirs, but much lighter and brighter than a lot of the classic French Burgundy offerings, this Pinot is totally unique.

Established in 2007, Domaine Agape is a relatively new winery situated in the hills of Alsace. Northeast of Burgundy, and just across the German border, Alsace has a long history of winemaking steeped in culture and history. Being a relative newcomer to the field, and only cultivating 25 acres of vines, Vincent Sipp, the winemaker, is bringing new life to the wines of the region. Using solely ecologically sustainable methods to care for his grapes, Vincent’s wine is an ideal example of Alsatian Pinot Noir.

The Domaine Agape Pinot pours beautifully into the glass – a light ruby hue with a hint of violet creeping around the edge. Classic aromas of cherry and raspberry give way to a soft, earthy undertone reminiscent of dried herbs and coffee grounds. Fresh acidity and subtle tannins lighten the wine and make for a delightful, easy drinking glass.

This staff favorite is a perfect fall wine, as well as the perfect Pinot to pair with Holiday dinners. You’ll be hard-pressed to find anything else like it – stock up on this Alsatian gem while you can!

Regular Price: $34/bottle

15% per Bottle Discount: $28.90/bottle

25% 6-bottle Discount: $153 ($51 savings at $25.50 a bottle)