Pinot Noir is not a grape variety that should ever be full-bodied, dark coloured or excessively oaky. This is a thin-skinned variety that is most at home in the hills around the town of Beaune in Burgundy.
However, its great reputation means that winemakers around the world seek to emulate the refined, elegant wine style that is great red burgundy. The Languedoc is often considered too warm to make good Pinot Noir but at Domaine de Cabrials they have managed to achieve a fine balance between bright, sweet, red fruits, allied with crisp acidity and the fine, elegant tannins that distinguish the better examples of Pinot Noir.
Larger oak casks have added some extra subtlety to the soft, red fruit dominated palate, whilst retaining a lighter 12.5% alcohol.