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 3 from the New World and 3 from Burgundy that will rock your boat.
From Australia, Giant Steps 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 (admittedly not sure about the new packaging but stellar wine). Moving stateside, Salem Wine Co is an early runner for red of the year, a real statement from the state of Oregon.
We have 3 from Burgundy - the spiritual home of Pinot Noir. Bertrand Amboise Lettre d'Eloise Pinot Noir is a nice juicy Pinot that packs a good fruity punch. Louis Max Vino Bio Pinot Noir is a classic example, elegant and pretty, bio-dynamic with striking artwork by a famous New Yorker Magazine artist. Regnaudot Bourgogne Rouge is a firmer drop from around Santenay - an area known for it's more powerful Pinot. STSWine