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Pinot Noir is a red grape that is one of the most challenging to grow in any part of the world. Due to its thin skin and tight bunches, it is susceptible to both mould and disease. However, when it is successful, it produces some of the most amazing wines in the world. Although its home is Burgundy, it has emerged as a popular variety in Australia. Representing only 1% of grapes crushed, it has built a high profile with a number of world-class, distinctly Australian wines being produced. The greatest examples coming from the cool climates of the Adelaide Hills, Tasmania, Mornington Peninsula, Geelong and the Yarra Valley.

Pinot Noir performs well on the deepish limestone based subsoils that are found on Burgundy's Côte d'Or. However, yields need to be kept in check. Pinot Noir's concentration and varietal characters disappear rapidly if yields are excessive. Some of the best and most expensive wines in the world are still found in Burgundy.

Pinot Noir also plays a key role in Champagne, being blended with Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. In the US, Oregon and Washington state are producing outstanding wines. In New Zealand, great Pinot Noirs are crafted in Martinborough and in Central Otago, New Zealand's only true continental climate.

The thin skins of Pinot Noir mean the wines are lighter in colour, body and tannins. However, the best wines have grippy tannins, fragrance and an intensity of fruit seldom found in wine from other grapes. Young Pinot Noir can smell almost sweet, but as it matures, the best wines develop a sensuous, silky mouthfeel with the fruit flavours deepening and gamey nuances emerging.
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  1. Escarpment 'Kupe' Pinot Noir 2019
    Inspired by wines from Burgundy, the high-density planting gives a unique opportunity for the Abel clone to express its self in a distinctive manner. A unique wine that always exhibits perfume, power, and elegance, all rolled into one exquisite package. ... Learn More
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    Bob Campbell MW
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  2. Escarpment 'Kupe' Pinot Noir 2018
    Fermented in wooden French cuvees, hand plunged and aged in 50% new French oak barriques the wine was given every priority during its elevation and now shows all the hallmarks of a grand young wine on its release in 2012. Over the ... Learn More
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    Bob Campbell MW
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  3. Rippon 'Emma's Block' Pinot Noir 2017
    Estate grown fruit on the shores of Lake Wanaka. Biodynamic, vegan friendly & certified organic, with no additional sulphites. 100% hand-harvested fruit. Emma's block is a specific sheltered site that makes the most focused and long-lived wines. ... Learn More
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    James Suckling
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    Mike Bennie
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  4. Spring Clearance Bargain Pack! (6x1)

    Kit Contains
    1x Soumah Single Vineyard Hexham Chardonnay 2019
    1x Crittenden Peninsula Pinot Noir 2019
    1x Shadowfax Shiraz 2018
    1x Provenance Henty Pinot Gris 2020
    1x Crawford River 'Young Vines' Riesling 2020
    1x Cirillo Mataro 2017

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  5. Joseph Faiveley Gevrey Chambertin Villages 2009
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  6. Thierry Glantenay Pommard 'Saussilles' 1er Cru 2017
    "The disarmingly modest Thierry Glantenay is emerging as one of the Côte de Beaune's most exciting producers of red wine." -William Kelley, The Wine Advocate Perhaps the Glantenays are not well known because not much was bottled and sold ... Learn More
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  7. Thierry Glantenay Pommard 'Rugiens' 1er Cru 2016
    Located in what Thierry Glantenay calls the low part of Rugiens Hauts, so right next to the more famous Rugiens Bas, this old-vine parcel of 0.19ha always produces one of the domaine's best wines. Delicate for a wine from the ... Learn More
  8. Jean Tardy Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru 'Aux Argillas' 2017
    End of the coteaux of Nuits, the last vineyard before Vosne-Romanée. Picked later than others. "The 2017 Nuits Saint-Georges Aux Argillats 1er Cru needs some coaxing from the glass, only reluctantly revealing sultry blackberry, iodine and hints of blue fruit ... Learn More
  9. Domaine Comte Georges De Vogue Chambolle-Musigny 2018
    Deep purple in colour but not because of extraction. Violet and plum, with a good mix of red and black fruit. Described by Millet as “lost in the mountain and finding your way back to the car" ... Learn More
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    Neal Martin
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