The most enigmatic of grapes, ethereal on the nose, light in colour, haunting on the palate. Can a grape be smug? If it can, Pinot is.
Pinot Noir is the most terroir-affected red grape in the world. In Burgundy its spiritual home, the expression changes markedly from vine to vine, country to country it shows hugely different characteristics. We have 6 from 4 different countries that will rock your boat. From Australia, Innocent Bystander Pinot Noir is a cool-climate gem from Victoria, Australia. Scott Base Pinot Noir from Central Otago in New Zealand shows the lusher Kiwi style. Moving stateside, Folk Machine Pinot Noir is a wine by skater punk turned wine maker Kenny Likitaprakong. To France, Skalli Pinot Noir 2017 offers an entry level point of view from the Languedoc. We finish with a pair of Burgundys. Domaine Lacour Passetograins 2017 is from the deep south and a very tiny appellation, while Domaine Regnaudot Bourgogne Rouge 2018 is one of our favourite Burgs. STSWine