Here’s our 60 second Le Charmel Pinot Noir wine review, plus tasting notes, food pairing suggestion and more!
Le Charmel Pinot Noir Review
The 2016 Le Charmel Pinot Noir comes from the South of France – specifically Limoux, in the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains. This cool climate compared to the rest of the South of France makes for a great place to grow Pinot Noir. Land is much less expensive here than in other parts of France (like Burgundy), so Le Charmel is able to make a really yummy wine at a great price.
On the nose, I get a lot of red and black berry aromas, with some baking spice notes as well. The wine is very smooth with nice, rich fruit flavors. This is a lighter bodied red wine, but moderate in body for a Pinot Noir. This wine is easy to drink on its own, or to pair with lighter meats like pork, and chicken.
The normal retail price on the bottle is about $12, and I think it’s a great value. It’s hard to find a good quality 100% Pinot Noir at this price!
Pinot Noir Food Pairing Suggestion
Pork and Pinot. It’s like a life motto for me. Pork loves Piont Noir, and I highly recommend this wine with Pork Chops, Pork Ribs, or Pork Tenderloin. This wine is also good with roasted chicken or a nice Coq Au Vin. Here are some recipes you can try at home with this wine:
- BBQ Pork Chops – this is our favorite BBQ Pork Chop recipe. It’d be great with the wine.
- Sheet Pan Garlic Parmesan Pork Chops – easy to make, the garlic / parmesan seasoning plays nicely with the wine.
- Smoked Baby Back Ribs – there is some acidity in this wine to nicely balance the richness of smoked ribs.
- Coq au Vin – the classic French recipe of chicken in wine – use this wine for the chicken and drinking!
- Oven Roasted Whole Chicken – roast the chicken, refrigerate it, and enjoy on a picnic with Le Charmel Pinot Noir!
Here are links to find more information about the Le Charmel Pinot Noir:
Winesellers, Ltd. information page – here’s more technical information about the wine from the importer.
Thanks for checking out our review of this wine. If you like Pinot Noir, but don’t like paying a fortune, this is the wine for you! See you soon at Lake Geneva Country Meats!