Pinot Noir

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. FELTON ROAD 'CORNISH POINT' PINOT NOIR 2018
    Felton Road rank among the top 3 New Zealand producers, and in all honesty are usually number 1. In fact, they deserve a spot among the top New World producers, and this was proven when they were given the #12 spot in Wine ... Learn More
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  2. PIPERS BROOK 'NEW CERTAN' TASMANIAN PINOT NOIR 2017
    The New Certan Pinot Noir, with it's recognisable pale pink cap, is a play on Vieux Chateau Certan, on of the most expensive wines of Bordeaux in France. Owners of that estate also own this Tasmanian estate. It is careful ... Learn More
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    Gary Walsh
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    James Halliday
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  3. YERINGBERG PINOT NOIR 2017
    We suppose it’s just the way with old farms. On the face of it, a calm timelessness. Behind that, industriousness and constant renewal through breeding seasons and growth cycles. So it goes with Yeringberg. After more than 150 years, the ... Learn More
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    Nick Stock
  4. BINDI KAYE PINOT NOIR 2016
    The 2016 is a stylish wine that enjoys the benefit of nearly three years in bottle. The rose petal like perfume mixes with red and dark cherry and spice and has seductive creamy and earthy aromas. The palate is harmonious and ... Learn More
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    Mike Bennie
  5. KELLEY FOX WINES 'MOMTAZI' PINOT NOIR 2015
    Our Wine Buyer, Mark Faber had the great pleaure of doing vintage with Kelley for the 2018 harvest, and was blown away by the quality of fruit and the pure, pristine flavour of her wines. The Momtazi 2015 is a selection of ... Learn More
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    Vinous
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  6. BY FARR 'TOUT PRES' PINOT NOIR 2016
    Grown on a "very close" planted and now distinguished vineyard. "Integrated and intriguingly complex on the nose. Really want to dive in. Where the RP's pure fruit leads the way, Tout Près is a true bouquet - rose petals, ... Learn More
  7. BY FARR 'RP COTE' PINOT NOIR 2016
    The fruit is hand-picked and sorted in the vineyard, then fermented in an open-top fermenter. Between 40 to 50 per cent of the fruit will be stemmed and then cold soaked for four days. We use only the natural yeast for the ... Learn More
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    Huon Hooke
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  8. BY FARR 'TOUT PRES' PINOT NOIR 2017
    ‘With every year that passes, the Tout Près vineyard’s subtleness and delicate fruit structure are becoming increasingly pronounced in the wine. The bouquet fills the glass with spicy fruit, mineral elements and a hint of integrated French oak, ... Learn More
  9. BY FARR 'RP COTE' PINOT NOIR 2017
    ‘Named after Robin Farr (my mum) Fruit from the Côte Vineyard a close-planted parcel on an exposed slope, with hillsides facing north, northeast and east. This wine is pretty and so very perfumed. The Côte sites simply produce ... Learn More
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    Huon Hooke
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  10. 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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  11. RIPPON 'EMMA'S BLOCK' PINOT NOIR 2015
    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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    Joe Czerwinski
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    Mike Bennie
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    James Suckling
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  12. VOUETTE & SORBEE FIDELE CHAMPAGNE R12
    Gautherot's first cuvee is Fidele, a Blanc de Noirs (100% Pinot Noir). With red and blue fruit notes and a fresh, mineral close with a lick of crushed herbs and anise. Pulpy textured and juicy. Gautherot describes this as, "A dangerous ... Learn More
  13. FELTON ROAD 'BLOCK 3' PINOT NOIR 2018
    Felton Road rank among the top 3 New Zealand producers, and in all honesty are usually number 1. In fact, they deserve a spot among the top New World producers, and this was proven when they were given the #12 spot in Wine ... Learn More
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  14. RIPPON 'EMMA'S BLOCK' MATURE VINE PINOT NOIR 2013
    Limited release. Aromas of red currants, blueberries and blackberries. Hints of star anise and some peppery notes. The palate is medium-bodied with elegant fruit. There are some grainy tannins and refreshing acidity with a long finish. A unique parcel within ... Learn More
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  15. DOMAINE HENRI RICHARD GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN "AUX CORVEES" 2016
    Domaine Henri Richard is located in Gevrey on the D974 a little south of Domaine Trapet. It is a fourth generation family estate owned by Margeret and Jean Bastien and their children Sarah and Richard – with Sarah Bastien and Guillaume ... Learn More
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  16. DOMAINE HENRI RICHARD GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN "AUX CORVEES" 2012
    Domaine Henri Richard is located in Gevrey on the D974 a little south of Domaine Trapet. It is a fourth generation family estate owned by Margeret and Jean Bastien and their children Sarah and Richard – with Sarah Bastien and Guillaume ... Learn More
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  17. RIPPON 'EMMA'S BLOCK' PINOT NOIR 2016
    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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  18. DOMAINE HENRI RICHARD GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN "AUX CORVEES" 2017
    Domaine Henri Richard is located in Gevrey on the D974 a little south of Domaine Trapet. It is a fourth generation family estate owned by Margeret and Jean Bastien and their children Sarah and Richard – with Sarah Bastien and Guillaume ... Learn More
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  19. KELLEY FOX WINES 'MARESH' PINOT NOIR 2015
    Our Wine Buyer, Mark Faber had the great pleaure of doing vintage with Kelley for the 2018 harvest, and was blown away by the quality of fruit and the pure, pristine flavour of her wines. The Maresh 2015 is a selection of 6 ... Learn More
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    Vinous
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    Wine Enthusiast
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  20. BENJAMIN LEROUX VOLNAY 2017
    Burgundy's best 'new' winemaker. Neal Martin has written on Benjamin Leroux: “… [He] certainly has the gift of touch that seems to elevate everything from village crus to grand crus.” ... Learn More
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    Antonio Galloni
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  21. DOMAINE ROSSIGNOL-TRAPET BEAUNE 1ER CRU "TEURONS" 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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    Neil Martin
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  22. RIPPON 'TINKER'S FIELD' PINOT NOIR 2015
    Estate grown fruit on the shores of Lake Wanaka. Biodynamic, vegan friendly & certified organic, with no additional sulphites. 100% hand-harvested fruit. Tinker's Field is named after Nick's grandfather, and is the most exposed and warm site. ... Learn More
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    Joe Czerwinski
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    Mike Bennie
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    James Suckling
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  23. RIPPON 'TINKER'S FIELD' PINOT NOIR 2016
    Estate grown fruit on the shores of Lake Wanaka. Biodynamic, vegan friendly & certified organic, with no additional sulphites. 100% hand-harvested fruit. Tinker's Field is named after Nick's grandfather, and is the most exposed and warm site. ... Learn More
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    James Suckling
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    Mike Bennie
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  24. MOUNT MARY PINOT NOIR 2011
    The original "Boutique" winery - arguably the most in demand Pinot allocation now in Australia. Gloriously elegant wine, savoury secondary elements complimenting the fruit. The flavour profile is dominated by red fruits namely cranberries, plums and cherries. Behind the red ... Learn More
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    James Halliday
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  25. RIPPON 'RIPPON' MATURE VINE PINOT NOIR 2010
    100 Points from James Suckling. Very pretty cherry and vanilla notes with savoury cured meats, nutty oak and gentle rose florals. Packed with juicy fruit flavours, fine grained tannins and a slate driven minerality. Biodynamic, vegan friendly & certified organic, with no ... Learn More
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    James Suckling
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  26. DOMAINE BLAIN-GAGNARD VOLNAY "CHAMPANS" 1ER CRU 2016
    This is one of the finest Burgundy estates, where the wine-making involves minimal interventions. It is run by Jean-Marc Blain and his wife Claudine, the daughter of Jacques Gagnard-Delagrange. The family owns some of the village’s greatest hillsides. New ... Learn More
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  27. LARMANDIER BERNIER ROSE DE SAIGNEE BRUT 1ER CRU NV CHAMPAGNE
    A rosé de saignée is made by directly macerating Pinot Noir. This method of vinification is more demanding and requires grapes with an excellent degree of maturity. Base year is 2013 and the disgorgement date is Jan 2016. A very bright ... Learn More
  28. DOMAINE HENRI RICHARD GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN "LES TUILERIES" 2016
    Domaine Henri Richard is located in Gevrey on the D974 a little south of Domaine Trapet. It is a fourth generation family estate owned by Margeret and Jean Bastien and their children Sarah and Richard – with Sarah Bastien and Guillaume ... Learn More
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  29. ONLINE TASTING PACK - 2ND OF JULY AMERICAN TASTING

    **THIS ONLINE TASTING IS OVER, BUT PACK STILL AVAILABLE**

    This pack contains a bottle of 4 different wines (2 half bottles and 2 full bottles) to be opened during an online tasting held on the 2nd of July 2020. ... Learn More

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    Vinous
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    Jeb Dunnuck
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    Wine Enthusiast
  30. DOMAINE BOUCHARD PERE ET FILS VOLNAY TAILLEPIEDS 1ER CRU 2016
    Founded in 1731 in Beaune by Michel Bouchard, Bouchard Père & Fils, is one of the oldest wine estates in Burgundy, perpetuating tradition for nearly 3 centuries and 9 generations. In 1775, Joseph Bouchard acquired his first vineyards in Volnay in the famous “Les ... Learn More
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  31. DOMAINE HENRI RICHARD GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN "LES TUILERIES" 2017
    Domaine Henri Richard is located in Gevrey on the D974 a little south of Domaine Trapet. It is a fourth generation family estate owned by Margeret and Jean Bastien and their children Sarah and Richard – with Sarah Bastien and Guillaume ... Learn More
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  32. ONLINE TASTING PACK - BANNOCKBURN OF GEELONG TASTING WITH WINEMAKER MATT HOLMES

    **THIS ONLINE TASTING IS OVER, BUT PACK STILL AVAILABLE**

    This pack contains a bottle of 3 different wines to be opened during an online tasting held on the 18th of June 2020. During the COVID-19 lockdown, we ... Learn More

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    James Halliday
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    Tyson Stelzer
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    James Halliday's Wine Companion
  33. EGLY OURIET CHAMPAGNE BRUT TRADITION 'GRAND CRU' NV
    18/20 Jancis Robinson Beautiful rich, fragrant nose of berries and brioche. Full and round on the palate, with a lovely nuttiness, spice and tangy acidity. Possesses gorgeous warmth ... impossible to resist. Wild yeasts only. The blend is 75% Pinot Noir and 25% Chardonnay. ... Learn More
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    Huon Hooke
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    Jancis Robinson
  34. CUVEE AUX ANTIPODES BY PROPHET’S ROCK 2017
    This Pinot Noir was made by Francois Millet, winemaker at the iconic Chambolle Musigny estate of Domaine Georges Comte de Vogue in partnership with Paul Pujol from Prophets Rock. Francois even insisted on exporting the same brass hand pumps from ... Learn More
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    Huon Hooke
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    Jane Faulkner
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    Robert Parker
  35. JEAN TARDY VOSNE-ROMANÉE ‘VIGNEUX’ 2017
    Élevage: 16 months in oak (33% new; the rest one year old). Located on the Vougeot side, a touch further down from the Vosne-Romanée 1er cru ‘Les Suchots’, this 33-year-old vineyard is on a shallow and gravelly clay and limestone soil. ... Learn More
  36. THIERRY GLANTENAY VOLNAY 'SANTENOTS' 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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    The Wine Advocate
  37. JACQUESSON DIZY TERRES ROUGES ROSE 2003
    83% Pinot Meunier 17% Pinot Noir - Only 5,004 bottles produced. Bottled with no dosage, this is a powerful example of Rose Champagne. Expressive aromas of redcurrant, cherry, rhubarb and crushed rose petal lead into a palate of almost tannic intensity. Vibrant acidity ... Learn More
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    Wine Enthusiast
  38. MAISON LEROY BOURGOGNE ROUGE 2014
    "..Lalou Bize-Leroy stands virtually alone at the top of Burgundy's quality hierarchy.." - Robert Parker Made by the renowned perfectionist Lalou Bize-Leroy. An extremely concentrated, yet refined wine. Vibrant red fruits with aromas of cranberry, strawberry and hints of smoky ... Learn More
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  39. MAISON LEROY BOURGOGNE ROUGE 2016
    "..Lalou Bize-Leroy stands virtually alone at the top of Burgundy's quality hierarchy.." - Robert Parker Made by the renowned perfectionist Lalou Bize-Leroy. An extremely concentrated, yet refined wine. Vibrant red fruits with aromas of cranberry, strawberry and hints of smoky ... Learn More
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  40. DOMAINE MARC ROY GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN 'CLOS PRIEUR' 2017
    "As I have commented in the past, Roy just doesn’t seem to miss as she’s a perfectionist and 2017 will not disappoint her legion of fans. For those readers who are not familiar with the Roy wines, the style ... Learn More
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    Allen Meadows
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