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. We are going crazy for New Zealand Pinot and we have one from the North Island: Ata Rangi from Martinborough. To France and a trio of Burgundys: Domaine Lacour Passetograins 2017 is from the deep south and a very tiny appellation, while Domaine JC Regnaudot Bourgogne 2018 is Maranges Pinot with a bit of punch. We also have a fine Premier Cru: Domaine Parize Champ Nalot 1er Cru. Stay classy. Finishing with a curveball as we often like to do, from the wildman of Cahors Fabien Jouves, a Pinot Noir/Malbec blend. We are not even sure what the name of it is as the font is as mental and the blend, and the label on the wine. It is delicious though, organic and biodynamic and is IN A ONE LITRE BOTTLE! STSWine