February’s top 10 new products

La Griffe du Diable Pinot Noir 2009

la-gritte-de-diabloThis AOC Alsace Pinot Noir from La Cave des Vignerons de Pfaffenheim is named after a pilgrimage site on the top of Schauenberg, a hill overlooking the vines of Pfaffenheim.

According to a local legend, the devil tried to destroy the chapel dedicated to the Virgin Mary with the help of a granite rock. Despite the devil’s attempts, the rock fell to the ground when he tried to throw it, leaving it forever marked with his claw prints.

Le Griffe du Diable Pinot Noir is aged for a year in one-third new French oak barrels. According to its makers, it boasts a “fresh, refined” nose of “morello cherry brandy”, along with “redcurrant, strawberry, vanilla and toast” notes on the palate. RRP: £11.91

CONTACT: Merchant Vintners +44 (0) 1482 329 443

2 Responses to “February’s top 10 new products”

  1. Struan says:

    This is a mighty fine drop, but not a 750GBP mighty drop, perhaps amend the RRP with a well placed decimal.

  2. Tom says:

    hahahahaa this is funny.
    Malacca is the Greek slang word for wanker!

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