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La Pitchoune

Inspired by a small family property in the South of France, La Pitchoune means “the little one.” The name speaks to small production, small lots, and the idea that our small size is our greatest asset. At La Pitchoune, we prize the special care we can apply to our craft. By combining passion, art and science, we ensure that each blend is expressed to its fullest potential.

La Pitchoune is the realization of a dream that began in 2005. The vision? To create elegant, well-balanced wines pairing select Sonoma Coast grapes with French oak barrels for a distinctive blend with the discerning palate in mind.

Tracy

andrew berge

winemaker

Even the best fruit, the most painstaking process and the deepest passion require something more to make magic. Ours comes in the form of our winemaker and partner, Andrew Berge.

In a convergence of good fortune, specific circumstance and a genuine meeting of the minds, Andrew’s desire to create winning wines without restraint met our dream to create something truly extraordinary.

Andrew’s deep agricultural knowledge in combination with his vast international experience of crafting wines in various regions around the world provides us with ability to produce wines with a lasting impression.

the fruits of our labor

We are very proud to offer distinctive, handcrafted Pinot noir and Chardonnay from premier Sonoma Coast and Russian River appellations. Our exclusive vineyard designate wines are very limited in production and are available only through allocation. Please send us your contact information to be put on the list.

Featured Products
2013 vin gris of pinot noir

Our 2013 Vin Gris of Pinot Noir is an expressive, salmon colored pink wine with a wonderful crisp berry taste and vibrant acidity. Aromas of sweet berries, rose petals, and a hint of lime give way to flavors of strawberries, watermelon, and citrus that will not only awaken your palate, but will also be the perfect pairing with almost any food. This is a mouth-watering Vin Gris that is a fantastic companion for a sunny afternoon on the bocce court, or an aperitif to start a memorable evening. Serve chilled. 

Only 79 cases available

Recommended by Bill St. John of the Chicago Tribune as a perfect wine for your Thanksgiving meal: "The wine is barely pink (but prettily hued nonetheless) and sports scents of lime, watermelon and strawberry, but it is its cleanness, focus and refreshing finish that matter most to food." - Bill St John, Chicago Tribune

Praise for the 2012:

"9.5 out of 10 ... This one is fab."
- Alder Yarrow, Vinography

"...when properly chilled it is magic. Highly recommended."
- Ben Carter, Benito's Wine Reviews

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$29.00
 
SKU: 323
2012 pinot noir

This is not your typical California Pinot Noir. This wine is very special indeed. Created to be much like a French-style Burgundy, this wine truly shines by revealing its high-quality sustainably-grown grapes, the best possible French oak barrels, and most importantly the "terroir". Although this wine is remarkably approachable and drinks really well right now, it will only get better over the next 10-15 years.

"Sublime pinot noir for drinking through 2017 or ’18. Exceptional."
- Fredric Koeppel, http://biggerthanyourhead.net

"Destined to be a favorite among customers, this Pinot shows off the true potential of its region, balancing New World expression with classic Burgundy restraint."


- clubveritas.com

Named "Top 100 wines of 2014" by

Only 279 cases available

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$59.00
 
SKU: 322

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