Affentaler Valley of the Monkey Pinot Noir 2018

Affentaler Valley of the Monkey Pinot Noir 2018

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The striking design of the Monkey Bottle pays homage to the unusual name of its home region: "Affentaler" (Valley of the Monkey). This name derives not from our furry simian friends, but rather from the Cistercian monks who first began cultivating Pinot Noir here over 700 years ago. They built a wayside chapel near the vineyards, and the pilgrims' cries of "Ave Maria" led the locals to refer to it as the "Ave Tal" (Ave Valley). Over time this mutated into "Affental.” The idea for the Monkey Bottle was born in 1949. In the intervening 60 years, the Monkey Bottle has progressed beyond just a unique design – it is a symbol for wines from the Affentaler vintners.

Affentaler Pinot Noir has a powerful yet harmonious body with fruity richness and delicate sweetness. It is dark red, with ripe aromas of cherries and berries.

The Pinot Noir pairs well with pizza and pasta dishes, especially red meat. Game is a great companion, as is duck in different preparations.

12% ABV