Vieille Monnaie Pinot Noir, Pays d’Oc

Earn 10 Loyalty Points
Grape Varieties
Pinot Noir
Optimum Drinking
Within 3 years
Wine Style
Fruity easy drinking Pinot Noir
Alcohol by Volume
Style / Colour

The original French Franc was released in 1360, to pay the ransom of King John II of France. The coin showed the King astride a horse earning it the name 'Franc à Cheval, or "free on horse". This 'old money' Pinot Noir is a pure expression of the grape and a faithful homage to ancient French winemaking.


An unique take on Pinot Noir from two growers' plantings in the sun drenched vineyards of the Southern Languedoc. Picked at optimum ripeness, balancing phenolics and acidity then cool vinified to enhance the fresh fruit flavours. A small portion of the wine (around 15%) spends some time in oak to give added character and weight.

Tasting Note

Fuller than Pinot Noir from Burgundy, it has a warm, rich nose with aromas of dark wild cherry and just a hint of toasty oak. The palate is nicely balanced with an exciting, savoury bitterness provided by ripe, tasty tannins.

Food match 

Lovely with grilled lamb, cold meats, wild mushroom risotto or home-baked ham.

The technical information on this wine is correct to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. This information may be subject to change according to vintage

Customer Reviews

Be the first to Write a Review for this item!