2021 Pierrick Harang Le Petit Balthazar Merlot
Winemaker of Petit Balthasar and the Balthasar's big brother is Pierrick Harang. However, there is no family castle or extensive vineyards, just five generations of wine merchants and oenologists who all share the same passion to produce the best wines.
The roots of Pierrick and family are in Algeria and after Algerian independence his grandparents & parents gave up everything to flee to France. His father continued his knowledge & career there in Champagne, among other things as cellar master of the large champagne house GH. MUMM to work.
His range of wines, with a naturally lower alcohol content, are known for their delicious, fruit-driven and elegant wines. Purely for qualitative reasons, he chose not to reduce the alcohol, but to work directly on the vines. Pierrick is a freak when it comes to picking on time, finding the right parcels of fruit and most importantly stimulating your senses!
The Petit Balthazar Merlot is the red version. The wine has a fresh dark ruby red color in the glass. In the nose notes of blackcurrant and cherries and a little espresso and licorice. In the mouth the wine is fruity with a pleasant freshness with red and some dark fruit. Special about this red wine is the low alcohol content of only 11%. This red Petit Balthazar is a delicious standalone glass but also perfect with lasagna, pizza and a platter with tasty sausage.
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Drinking as of||2022|
|Tasting Profiles||Dry, Fruity, Red fruit, Flexible|
|Drink moments||Barbecue, Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Open haard, Voor alledag|