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Wine Review: Bella Sera Pinot Noir


 

My parents were in town last week and we had such an amazing and fun visit with them! My  maiden  name is Bellacera, so ever since the Bella Sera wines have been out, we’ve enjoyed getting them. Of course, I’d never tried the pinot noir, but it was fab!

When I went to check out their website, I was greeted with a pop that told me I looked beautiful for my age: WIN!  Smooth move, Bella Sera, smooth  move!

 

Bella Sera Pinot Noir Red Wine Review Pinterest Pin

Credit: Jason Dean / Flickr

Mommoisseurs Mommy-Approved Score: 4 STARS

Price: $8 – $12

Where I found it: Walmart

 

Reviews from wine experts:

Review from Marketview Liquor: Imported from Italy, Bella Sera means “beautiful evening.” Bella Sera’s new Pinot Noir captures the relaxed, authentic and welcoming essence of Italy in an easy-to-drink, light red.

Review from Oenophilogical (One Man’s Journey) blog: This Pinot has a dark red color in the glass and a very light weight on the tongue.  Flavors for me were primarily strawberry and plum fruit with notes of violets and chlorophyll (grass, if you will) as it ran the palate.  For such a light-bodied selection, it surprised me with a rather long finish which included a pleasant hint of prune.  I could see this as a nice replacement to a Chianti and served with a plate of spaghetti Bolognese or similar dish.

Review from Party Source Express: Bella Sera Pinot Noir has a nice acidity and sweetness that twirl hand in hand in the palate, exuding dark plum and cherry flavors. It is medium-bodied and supported by soft tannins for a smooth style that is a perfect complement to pasta dishes, roasted meats and poultry, and grilled vegetables.

 

 

From the Bella Sera website:

You finally reached the finish line. Celebrate the moment with Pinot Noir.

Baseball practice for your little leaguer gave you the chance to put your feet up and read the last chapter of the book that’s kept you company for nearly three months.

Our Pinot Noir appreciates moments like these. It hails from Provincia di Pavia, a town just south of Milan on the lower Ticino River. Exuding dark plum and cherry flavors, it boasts a nice balance of acidity and sweetness. You’ll find it perfectly relaxed with fresh vegetables, pasta and fish.

Noir pairs with lasagna primavera and mediterranean parchment-baked swordfish.

Cheers! Leah

 



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