Black Cloud: 2012 Fleuvage Pinot Noir

Name of wine | 2012 Fleuvage Black Cloud Pinot Noir

About winery | Black Cloud is located in the Okanagan Valley. The winery specializes in small lots of handcrafted wines made from only Pinot Noir grapes- the first of its kind in BC. Black Cloud sources their grapes from Okanagan Falls and on the Naramata Bench. They currently produce 3 tiers of Pinot Noir- Fleuvage, Altostratus and Cumulus Nimbus. They also just started producing Red Sky, a Rose. The winemaker Bradley James is also the head winemaker of the popular Langley and Penticton winery Township 7.

Vintage | 2012

Grape Variety | Pinot Noir

Aroma | Strawberry, Cherry

Colour | Medium to light

Taste | Slight notes of plum and cherry with a finishing of fig and raspberry

Food pairing | Salmon, medium cheese, mild poultry

Price | $25

Personal Note | To be honest, I have never been a big fan of Pinot Noir but clearly I wasn’t trying some of the best of BC. I found the Fleuvage to be full of flavour and really enjoyable to sip on. We enjoyed it with home-made pizza and found it paired really nicely, but I can really see this wine go well with anything! If you are waiting to be introduced to a great BC Pinot, I would recommend giving this one a shot- you won’t be disappointed.

Purchase | In Vancouver, you can purchase Black Cloud at specialty wine stores including Sheraton Wall Centre Fine Spirits (Burrard Street), Broadway Wine Shop (West Broadway) and Value on Liquor Store (Marine Drive).