Ottawa, ON

November 2017

 

Matt’s review:

Sefa Wine Pinot Noir 2015: Medium-light ruby red, the nose is perfumed with fresh cherry, delicate baking spices, complemented by hints of cedar and dried fruit.  Medium bodied, smooth, and incredibly well balanced, this super value priced Kosovo Pinot is remarkably elegant and welcoming.   That’s right, this Pinot comes from Rahovec, Kosovo, a place where more and more quality wines are reemerging from the post Civil War era, such as those from this family-owned winery which has winemaking roots dating back as far as 1917.  The palate shows layers of dried cherry, plum, sweet tobacco, and leather which lead to a very pleasant and smoothly textured finish. A very impressive value-priced Pinot that would be terrific for serving at any gathering, and great with creamy cheeses, light tomato based pasta dishes, or roasted game birds. Tasted October 2017. 89 points. Matt Steeves – www.quercusvino.ca