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Tussock Jumper Releases New Pinot Noir Vintage for the Holiday Season


Limited edition 2017 Cuvée des Fêtes Pinot Noir vintage is a celebration in French winemaking

New Rochelle, NY – December 7th, 2018 – Tussock Jumper Wines is pleased to announce their newest vintage release, Cuvée des Fêtes 2017 Pinot Noir blend ($12.99) from France, just in time for the holidays. 

Now available through Tri-Vin Imports, this limited edition 2017 vintage was sourced using 100% Pinot Noir grapes grown in three distinctly different regions of France. The first, at high altitude vineyards in the South of France. The second small amount was curated from vineyards located in Central France, and the third from a small vineyard in eastern Jura, one of France’s most obscure wine regions. In blending this way, the finished product showcases a reflection of the terroir and weather of each region, as well as the delicate beauty of the Pinot Noir grape, creating a lively, pleasant to drink wine that will pair easily with holiday dishes.  

Dark ruby in color, the Tussock Jumper Cuvée des Fêtes 2017 Pinot Noir vintage reflects the ‘fruits of the forest floor’, with both old and new vines incorporated into the blend. The wine is delicate, yet complex, with aromas of dark fruits, spice, and light oak. On the palate, crushed dark berries, ripe plums, and cherry jam are present, with balanced tannins and a long finish. Pair this wine as an aperitif with hors d’oeuvres, roasted poultry dishes, desserts like black forest cake, and chocolate cookies. 

Previous vintage awards include: 

  • Gold Medal Best Value Vin de France Selection 2013
  • Silver Medal Best Value Vin de France Selection 2016
  • Gold Medal China Wine & Spirits Awards 2016
  • Gold Medal China Wine & Spirits Awards 2017

For this special limited edition release, the label for the Tussock Jumper Cuvée des Fêtes 2017 Pinot Noir showcases a wild boar wearing a festive red, white, and green sweater, surrounded by snowflakes. Download Tussock Jumper’s AR app on the Play Store or iTunes, and point it at the label to hear wine tasting notes, pairing suggestions, and ‘Bernard’ share his holiday wishes you for the season.

About Tussock Jumper Wines

As a gold medal award winning wine portfolio, Tussock Jumper Wines sources only the best limited production vintages each growing season from producers around the globe. 

The label speaks to the adventure-seeker, looking to explore new and unique wine experiences. Each bottle features a hand drawn animal representative of its country of origin, wearing a colorful sweater-traditionally red, or green for organic-as a mark of distinction for the Tussock Jumper’s focus on high quality, sustainably made wines.

Currently, the Tussock Jumper portfolio encompasses over 22 wines from eleven different winemaking regions. Each of their wines are bottled right at the source, capturing the best flavors and aromas from grape to glass. All natural and organic farming practices are also implemented whenever possible.

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