Pinot Noir, Burgundy

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.
Burgundy is undoubtedly the home of the finest Pinot Noir and Chardonnays in the world, where vineyards, or Domaines have been producing wines for over 2000 years. Burgundy is located in the North-east of France, an hours drive from Lyon and 2 hours from Paris. With over 100 appellations, or sub-regions (more than any other wine region) Burgundy is known for being the most terroir-oriented region in the World. The finest red wines of Burgundy are found in the Côte d'Or, a string of villages including Côte de Nuits, Gevrey-Chambertin, Morey St Denis, Chambolle-Musigny, Vougeot, Vosne-Romanée and Nuits-St Georges.

There are flavours present in great Burgundys that are the envy of Pinot Noir producers worldwide. The elusive peacocks tail finish that goes on and on, and the pretty-elegance backed by Burgundy muscle is the goal of winemakers around the globe. The main levels in the Burgundy classifications, in descending order of quality, are: Grand crus, Premier crus, village appellations, and finally regional appellations. For the Chablis wines, a similar hierarchy of Grand Cru, Premier Cru and Village wines is used, plus Petit Chablis as a level below Village Chablis.
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  1. Domaine De La Metairie Pinot Noir 2017
    Very elegant organic Pinot Noir in the Burgundian style. Red fruits meet pretty rose aromas and hints of earthy spices. Full of freshness, elegance & finesse, this wine is long, balanced and exhibits real Pinot Noir typicity - red cherry fruit ... Learn More
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  2. Roche De Bellene 'Bellenos' Rouge 2018
    Nicholas Potel is a fabulous negociant winemaker that has made a name for producing Quality Burgundy at reasonable prices. Maison Roche de Bellene has created a range of “pleasure” wines: the Bellenos Collection. Due to their brand name, the wines ... Learn More
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    Mark Faber
  3. Chateau De Lachassagne Clos Du Chateau Monopole Bourgogne  Pinot Noir 2020
    Château de Lachassagne is an exceptional place, located in the very south of Burgundy, with a unique view over the Saône Valley. It is a 62 hectares propriety, totally surrounded by small walls called ’"Clos". A clean, pure expression ... Learn More
  4. Chateau De Lachassagne Clos Du Chateau Monopole Bourgogne  Pinot Noir 2019
    Château de Lachassagne is an exceptional place, located in the very south of Burgundy, with a unique view over the Saône Valley. It is a 62 hectares propriety, totally surrounded by small walls called ’"Clos". A clean, pure expression ... Learn More
  5. Chateau De Lachassagne Clos Du Chateau Monopole Bourgogne  Pinot Noir 2018
    Château de Lachassagne is an exceptional place, located in the very south of Burgundy, with a unique view over the Saône Valley. It is a 62 hectares propriety, totally surrounded by small walls called ’"Clos". A clean, pure expression ... Learn More
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    Mark Faber
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  6. Domaine Chavy Chouet Bourgogne Rouge La Taupe 2019
    Chavy-Chouet's Pinot Noir is classified as humble Bourgogne Rouge, yet its fruit comes from an excellent single-vineyard site near Pommard. Great value. This well-structured wine with rounded, sophisticated tannins gives instant pleasure but can be kept for up to a ... Learn More
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  7. Domaine Rossignol-Trapet Bourgogne Rouge 2019
    Brothers David and Nicolas Rossignol run this 100% Organic and Biodynamically farmed Domaine located in the very heart of Gevrey Chambertin. Very early to the Sustainable farming movement, all the family's vineyards, located in some of the most impressive vineyards in ... Learn More
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    Vinous
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    Allan Meadows
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  8. Anne Gros Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2018
    Subtle, harmonious, supple—Burgundy from Domaine Anne Gros is intimately tied with the elegant and poised character of wines from Vosne-Romanée. Expressive from the get go. It is Pinot personified. The nose was light to medium with medium blueberry ... Learn More
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  9. Domaine Rossignol-Trapet Bourgogne Rouge 2018
    Brothers David and Nicolas Rossignol run this 100% Organic and Biodynamically farmed Domaine located in the very heart of Gevrey Chambertin. Very early to the Sustainable farming movement, all the family's vineyards, located in some of the most impressive vineyards in ... Learn More
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    Jancis Robinson MW
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    Vinous
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    Allan Meadows
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  10. Domaine Rossignol-Trapet Bourgogne Rouge 2017
    Brothers David and Nicolas Rossignol run this 100% Organic and Biodynamically farmed Domaine located in the very heart of Gevrey Chambertin. Very early to the Sustainable farming movement, all the family's vineyards, located in some of the most impressive vineyards in ... Learn More
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  11. Domaine Chevrot et Fils Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2017
    From an exceedingly satisfying vintage, a pinot that offers immediate contentment upon tasting. Aligning a multitude of flowers, early season plums and pomegrante with a fluid texture on the palate. Acidity is nonaggressive, owing to the vintages voluptuousness. An ideal ... Learn More
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    Mike Bennie
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  12. Moillard Grivot Savigny Les Beaune 2016
    Moillard is a historic Burgundian négociant house located in the Côte d'Or. Savigny-lès-Beaune is a large village in the Côte de Beaune sub-region of Burgundy, nestled between the hillsides of a sub-valley in the Côte ... Learn More
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  13. Thierry Glantenay Bourgogne Rouge 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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    The Wine Advocate
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  14. David Moreau Cote De Beaune Village Pinot Noir 2017
    The wines from David Moreau are incredibly stylish and fine with glowing colour and gorgeous flavours. Aromas of cherry, strawberry and raspberry with some hints of floral, herb and spice. The palate shows excellent juiciness, but is also elegant. It ... Learn More
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  15. Domaine Af Gros Bourgogne Hautes Cotes De Nuits 2016
    There has been a sorting table at the family winery since 2008, after which the grapes are destemmed but not crushed. The grapes are given a short cool maceration, then fermented with more pumping over than punching down, with the juice ... Learn More
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  16. Domaine Rossignol-Trapet Savigny-Les-Beaune 2019
    Brothers David and Nicolas Rossignol run this 100% Organic and Biodynamically farmed Domaine located in the very heart of Gevrey Chambertin. Very early to the Sustainable farming movement, all the family's vineyards, located in some of the most impressive vineyards in ... Learn More
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    Vinous
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  17. Chateau de Pommard Bourgogne Rouge 2018
    Located in the plain that faces the famous Clos Marey-Monge, our plot “Les Lormes”, with complex Pommard soils are a great match to the region’s native red grape. Across the Côte de Beaune, clay-rich soils are the perfect ... Learn More
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    Mark Faber
  18. Domaine Rossignol-Trapet Savigny-Les-Beaune 2018
    Brothers David and Nicolas Rossignol run this 100% Organic and Biodynamically farmed Domaine located in the very heart of Gevrey Chambertin. Very early to the Sustainable farming movement, all the family's vineyards, located in some of the most impressive vineyards in ... Learn More
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  19. Thibault Liger-Belair Bourgogne Les Grands Chaillots 2017
    Since vintage 2010, this cuvée is an assemblage of different terroirs located in the Côte d'Or - 1/3 comes from the vineyards of an estate in the Burgundy appellation located in the commune of Nuits-Saint Georges on argilo-silty soil - 2/3 ... Learn More
  20. Domaine Af Gros Bourgogne Hautes cotes de Nuits Blanc 2020
    There has been a sorting table at the family winery since 2008, after which the grapes are destemmed but not crushed. The grapes are given a short cool maceration, then fermented with more pumping over than punching down, with the juice ... Learn More
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  21. Domaine Af Gros Bourgogne Hautes Cotes De Nuits 2020
    There has been a sorting table at the family winery since 2008, after which the grapes are destemmed but not crushed. The grapes are given a short cool maceration, then fermented with more pumping over than punching down, with the juice ... Learn More
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  22. Domaine Af Gros Bourgogne Hautes Cotes De Nuits 2019
    There has been a sorting table at the family winery since 2008, after which the grapes are destemmed but not crushed. The grapes are given a short cool maceration, then fermented with more pumping over than punching down, with the juice ... Learn More
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    Huon Hooke
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  23. Domaine Rossignol-Trapet Savigny-Les-Beaune Rouge 2017
    Brothers David and Nicolas Rossignol run this 100% Organic and Biodynamically farmed Domaine located in the very heart of Gevrey Chambertin. Very early to the Sustainable farming movement, all the family's vineyards, located in some of the most impressive vineyards in ... Learn More
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  24. Domaine Af Gros Bourgogne Hautes Cotes De Nuits 2018
    There has been a sorting table at the family winery since 2008, after which the grapes are destemmed but not crushed. The grapes are given a short cool maceration, then fermented with more pumping over than punching down, with the juice ... Learn More
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    Huon Hooke
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  25. Thierry Glantenay Bourgogne Rouge 2019
    "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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    The Wine Advocate
  26. Thibault Liger-Belair Vosne Romanee Aux Reas 2018
    Aux Réas is on the south side of Vosne, touching Nuits-St-Georges. For a 'simple' village wine this is very impressive indeed. The stony, sunny site has produced a Pinot that is pure, chalky and floral, with well-handled 50 % new oak, ... Learn More
  27. Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair Bourgogne Les Deux Terres 2018
    The Cuvée Bourgogne Les Deux Terres comes from this marriage between the crus of Beaujolais and Bourgogne from the Côte d’Or. It’s why I have decided to use the name Les Deux Terres (the two lands). ... Learn More
  28. Rougeot-Dupin Maranges 1er Cru 'Clos Roussots' 2018
    Domaine Rougeot has a long history of making superb white wines out of the famed village of Meursault. The Rougeot-Dupin label is a venture that started in 1990 in order to diversify the family range. The wines are made from purchased ... Learn More
  29. Chandon De Briailles Savigny-Les-Beaune 1er Cru 'Les Lavieres' 2014
    Mid-slope and with a lot limestone in the soil, Lavières comes from the word "lave" which was the term used in the past to describe the flat limestone slabs used to cover local roofs. Such stones dominate the sub-soil ... Learn More
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    Allen Meadows
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  30. Chandon De Briailles Pernard-Les Vergelesses 1er Cru 2014
    One of the best value Premier Sites in Burgundy ... Learn More
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  31. Domaine Rossignol-Trapet Gevrey-Chambertin 'Vieilles Vignes' 2019
    This is one of the most complete Gevrey village wines you will find: multiple parcels scattered around the village, they vinify them in three parts. One part comes from the light stony soil at the bottom of the valley, giving ... Learn More
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    Allen Meadows
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    Jasper Morris MW
  32. Domaine Rossignol-Trapet Gevrey-Chambertin 'Vieilles Vignes' 2018
    The 2018 Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes comes from vines averaging 60 years of age, within nine parcels that are representative of the appellation. It has a lovely bouquet of undergrowth scents percolating through red berry fruit that is slightly darker than the Bourgogne ... Learn More
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    Jancis Robinson MW
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    Allan Meadows
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  33. Affordable Burgundy Mixed 3 Pack

    Want to try Burgundy but can't stomach the price tag- we have made this special 3-pack which we think is the perfect mix of value and quality of wine from one of the world's most revered regions! Try these ... Learn More

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  34. Eric de Suremain Monthelie Rouge 1er Cru ‘Sur la Velle’ 2018
    This vineyard, down slope from the Clou des Chênes, also is a continuation of the Volnay-Clos des Chênes. This particular wine was raised in foudre (very large oak cask). This is one of the wines that I purchase ... Learn More
  35. Eric de Suremain Monthelie Rouge 1er Cru ‘Clou des Chênes’ 2018
    This is always the demure wine of the group; shy and subtle. A beautiful ruby/garnet colour, very lifted and bright. Very fine aromas, delicate - red fruit, strawberries, jellied cherries. Very fine, very attractive. This has considerable finesse and ... Learn More
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    The Wine Advocate
  36. Vincent Dancer Beaune 1er Cru Les Montrevenots 2019
    A very high-altitude, rocky site, Les Montrevenots is at the top of the hill on the Pommard boundary above Clos des Mouches. It’s a south-facing slope, which to some extent mitigates the vineyard’s altitude. Dancer’s parcel was ... Learn More
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    Allan Meadows
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  37. Vincent Dancer Pommard Les Perrières 2019
    Driving south on the D974, Les Perrières sits under the famed Clos des Epeneaux and is the first Pommard vineyard on your right after you leave the commune of Beaune. Dancer farms almost one hectare of vines, planted in 2012. ... Learn More
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    Allan Meadows
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  38. Domaine Rossignol-Trapet Gevrey-Chambertin Vieilles Vignes 2017
    Brothers David and Nicolas Rossignol run this 100% Organic and Biodynamically farmed Domaine located in the very heart of Gevrey Chambertin. Very early to the Sustainable farming movement, all the family's vineyards, located in some of the most impressive vineyards in ... Learn More
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    Richard Hemming
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    Gary Walsh
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    Allan Meadows
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    Huon Hooke
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  39. Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair Bourgogne Rouge 'Les Grands Chaillots' 2018
    For more than two decades, Thibault Liger-Belair has been following organic and biodynamic practices. He believes that winemaking starts not with the fruit, but with the soil. “We all talk about terroir, but my focus is on the soil and ... Learn More
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