Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

"Thin skinned, prone to rot, difficult to ripen, easy to over ripen... the list of reasons not to grow Pinor Noir is vast and it's understandable why many growers shy away from this notoriously problematic variety."

But, when grown well this troublesome grape can show itself to be one of the most complex varieties in the wine world, covering the whole spectrum of aromas, flavours and styles. From delicate, light and lifted styles that express fine red cherry and strawberry fruits, through weightier styles that show deeper, brooding, bramble fruit and spice. Pi... read morenot Noir can mature well, developing savoury notes of mushroom, truffle and forest floor with some of the finest expressions able to age for decades. It can be a wine that is enjoyed lightly chilled on a summer’s afternoon in the garden or as a perfect accompaniment to a warming winter stew. It can work well with oak or as a pure, simplistic fruit driven wine and barring sparkling wines, is very rarely blended with other grapes. Pinot Noir is about pure, unadulterated, varietal expression, illuminating the character of the terroir and the skill of the winemaker and when treated right, can define the simple essence of what it is to enjoy a glass of wine.

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Glaetzer-Dixon La Judith Pinot Noir 2015

Glaetzer-Dixon La Judith Pinot Noir 2015

Tasmania, Australia

£105.00 per bottle Only 5 in stock

** Available for delivery from September 2022 **  98-99 Points - Stuart McCloskey “The bouquet smoulders with an intoxicating mix of autumnal fruits, spiced plum, sour cherries, rose petal, bergamot, blood orange and the full array of Asian spice. Light soy (soy, soused plum), liquorice stick and rehydrated porcini mushroom... read more

** Available for delivery from September 2022 ** 

98-99 Points - Stuart McCloskey “The bouquet smoulders with an intoxicating mix of autumnal fruits, spiced plum, sour cherries, rose petal, bergamot, blood orange and the full array of Asian spice. Light soy (soy, soused plum), liquorice stick and rehydrated porcini mushroom provide savoury intrigue along with an obvious saltiness - the marine lift is unmissable.  The palate feel is ample and enveloping – wonderfully seamless and surprisingly elegant. The tannins melt into a sumptuous core of fruit – black raspberry liquor too. The acidity is pitched perfectly – blood orange sorbet (almost effervescent – you’ll see). The finish is incredibly long and carries on for minute after minute.  In my experience, there are a handful of Pinot Noirs that offer such striking individuality – a nonconformist, but far from being wacky, and just for the sake of being ‘different.’  This wine is a striking demonstration of how far Pinot Noir can be pushed – it feels dark, brooding and mysterious. The complexity is entrancing. A very special experience and wine. Drink now to 2030+. Decant for 1-2 hours. Served using Zalto Burgundy glassware.”

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JC's Own Morialta Pinot Noir 2020 - In Bond

JC's Own Morialta Pinot Noir 2020 - In Bond

South Australia, Australia

£121.50 £92.50 in bond (6x75cl) RRP £121.50 Save £29.00 Only 9 in stock

Jaysen Collins - "I spent a few years living in the eastern foothills of Adelaide and would regularly grab a beer at the pub at the top of the hill, watching the sunset move across the city to the coast. I used to pass a newish vineyard on the way there, but never gave it much notice. Now twenty years later, after seeking out a new pinot... read more

Jaysen Collins - "I spent a few years living in the eastern foothills of Adelaide and would regularly grab a beer at the pub at the top of the hill, watching the sunset move across the city to the coast. I used to pass a newish vineyard on the way there, but never gave it much notice. Now twenty years later, after seeking out a new pinot vineyard in the Adelaide Hills, I found myself back at the same pub after sampling or picking grapes at this vineyard. A little full circle moment for me.

Leading up to harvest, I had been ruminating on a style of medium bodied pinot that reflected the vivid intensity the sun gives shimmering off the ocean. I always chase brightness in wines, so high altitude fruit suits this as a start – box ticked. I had imported a few concrete fermenters for the clarity and energy they give to Grenache. As Grenache ripens after pinot, i had a chance to ferment this wine in cement, to see if it would give the same vitality. The style is pretty much as I intended - is it the vineyard, is it the fermenter – a bit of both? Pull a cork and decide for yourself."

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Eastern Peake Intrinsic Pinot Noir 2017

Eastern Peake Intrinsic Pinot Noir 2017

Victoria, Australia

£27.50 £22.65 per bottle RRP £27.50 Save £4.85 20 in stock

97++ Points - Stuart McCloskey “The perfume blooms with a heady mix of sous bois, sour cherry, warm earth, mushroom and spice – rich and savoury delivered in equal proportions. The palate is silky, incredibly expansive with perfectly pitched acidity. It is bright, fresh, lifted, fine-boned, spicy, deeply complex and bursting with... read more

97++ Points - Stuart McCloskey “The perfume blooms with a heady mix of sous bois, sour cherry, warm earth, mushroom and spice – rich and savoury delivered in equal proportions. The palate is silky, incredibly expansive with perfectly pitched acidity. It is bright, fresh, lifted, fine-boned, spicy, deeply complex and bursting with energy. The length is incredible, it goes on and on and ultimately finishes with iron notes and a smidgeon of rose petal and orange rind. Such is the hands-off approach; this wine is driven by terroir and the vintage. Super classical and very Burgundian without any attempts to emulate.  Perhaps, one of the most ‘Burgundian’ styles to emerge from Australia, and certainly one of the most intellectual. Clearly, Owen Latta is a talented winemaker and despite his youthful age, he is one of Australia’s most talented, praise shared by serious wine critics… This is outstanding and will continue to evolve for a further 8-10 years. Decant for 1-2 hours. Served using Zalto Burgundy glassware.”

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JC's Own Morialta Pinot Noir 2020

JC's Own Morialta Pinot Noir 2020

South Australia, Australia

£26.95 £22.50 per bottle RRP £26.95 Save £4.45 43 in stock

Jaysen Collins - "I spent a few years living in the eastern foothills of Adelaide and would regularly grab a beer at the pub at the top of the hill, watching the sunset move across the city to the coast. I used to pass a newish vineyard on the way there, but never gave it much notice. Now twenty years later, after seeking out a new pinot... read more

Jaysen Collins - "I spent a few years living in the eastern foothills of Adelaide and would regularly grab a beer at the pub at the top of the hill, watching the sunset move across the city to the coast. I used to pass a newish vineyard on the way there, but never gave it much notice. Now twenty years later, after seeking out a new pinot vineyard in the Adelaide Hills, I found myself back at the same pub after sampling or picking grapes at this vineyard. A little full circle moment for me.

Leading up to harvest, I had been ruminating on a style of medium bodied pinot that reflected the vivid intensity the sun gives shimmering off the ocean. I always chase brightness in wines, so high altitude fruit suits this as a start – box ticked. I had imported a few concrete fermenters for the clarity and energy they give to Grenache. As Grenache ripens after pinot, i had a chance to ferment this wine in cement, to see if it would give the same vitality. The style is pretty much as I intended - is it the vineyard, is it the fermenter – a bit of both? Pull a cork and decide for yourself."

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