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. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. DOMAINE FRANCOIS MIKULSKI MEURSAULT ROUGE 1ER CRU 'CAILLERETS' 2011
    Leads with elegant aromas of spices, musk, leather, carnation and violet. Flavours of raspberry, blackberry, chocolate, dried fruit cake or brioche on the palate. A luscious 1er Cru with great potential for ageing ... Learn More
  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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    James Suckling
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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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
  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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
  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. BENJAMIN LEROUX CHASSAGNE-MONTRACHET 1ER CRU ABBAYE DE MORGEOT 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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  22. 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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  23. THIERRY GLANTENAY VOLNAY ‘CLOS DES CHENES’ 1ER CRU 2017
    Thierry Glantenay has taken over at his family domaine and is now producing exquisite, ethereal Volnay. He is a meticulous and talented winemaker. This Clos des Chenes is a beautiful synthesis of pure fruit, delicate framing and a beautifully transcribed ... Learn More
  24. 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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  25. PINOT NOIR TRI-NATION 6 PACK

    Pinot Noir is one of the most admired red wines in the world, and Australia, France & New Zealand all are very proud of the quality they produce. In this 6 pack, we have selected quality wines of excellent value ... Learn More

  26. BASS PHILLIP PREMIUM PINOT NOIR 2017
    "Phillip Jones handcrafts tiny quantities of superlative Pinot Noir which, at its best, has no equal in Australia. Painstaking site selection, ultra-close vine spacing and the very, very cool climate of South Gippsland are the keys to the magic of ... Learn More
  27. ULYSSE COLLIN 'LES MAILLONS' BLANC DE NOIRS EXTRA BRUT NV 2015 BASE
    The current release is based on 2015 with 60% reserve wine from 2014, disgorged in March 2019. This beautifully textured and perfumed Blanc de Noirs comes from a site called Les Maillons in Barbonne-Fayel, near the town of Sézanne (in the Côte ... Learn More
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    Antonio Galloni
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  28. LA VIE EN ROSÉ - MIXED DOZEN

    Life is better with a glass (or two) of rosé, particularly as the weather warms up. Perfectly paired with good friends and sunshine, this mixed dozen is sure to keep a smile on everyone's face. These are some of ... Learn More

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  29. THIERRY GLANTENAY VOLNAY 'CAILLERETS' 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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  30. THIERRY GLANTENAY POMMARD 'RUGIENS' 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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  31. ULYSSE COLLIN BLANC DE BLANCS CHAMPAGNE EXTRA BRUT 'LES PIERRIERES' 2015 BASE
    Les Pierrières is a 1.3-hectare parcel west of Congy in the Cotéaux du Petit Morin very near the southern tip of the Côte des Blancs. It’s an east-sloping site with chalky soils that contain large chunks ... Learn More
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    Antonio Galloni
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  32. DOMAINE ROSSIGNOL-TRAPET GEVREY-CHAMBERTIN 1ER CRU "CLOS-PRIEUR" 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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  33. ULYSSE COLLIN LES MAILLONS ROSE DE SAIGNEE EXTRA BRUT NV
    Disgorged in March 2019. Collin’s single-vintage saignée rosé, first made in the 2011 vintage, comes from a parcel of Pinot Noir in Les Maillons cropped at ... Learn More
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  34. EGLY OURIET GRAND CRU ROSE CHAMPAGNE NV
    Simply one of the greatest rosé wines produced in Champagne. The blend is 65% Pinot Noir and 35% Chardonnay. "Fragrant rosebuds and wild strawberries open into glorious depth of black cherry fruits of exacting ripeness, cherry kernel, fig and mixed spice. Very ... Learn More
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    Robert Parker
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  35. TAUPENOT MOREY ST DENIS LA RIOTTE 1ER CRU 2016
    An essence of crushed black fruits on the nose, accented by licorice and violet. A bit more relaxed in the early going than the Combe d'Orveau but without quite the density for its broad, dusty tannins. Distinctly darker than the 2015 ... Learn More
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    Neal Martin
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  36. BENJAMIN LEROUX VOLNAY 1ER CRU EN CAILLERETS 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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  37. ITALY VS FRANCE MIXED DOZEN

    This pack is the perfect introduction to the wines of Europe. We have an elegant French Chardonnay from Le Versant, winner of Cooperative Winery of the Year (Revue du Vin de France). There is the perfect wine to entice ... Learn More

  38. BOLLINGER 007 LIMITED EDITION 2011
    To celebrate the release of the 25th Bond film, Champagne Bollinger has produced a limited-edition champagne from the 2011 vintage. 100% Pinot Noir from Aÿ. Cellar aged for seven years, sealed with a natural cork. The extraordinary harvest of 2011 led to the ... Learn More
  39. DOMAINE DE LA POUSSE D'OR 'CLOS DE 60 OUVREES' 1ER CRU 2015
    The Pousse d’Or domaine at Volnay was established in 1954. Its vineyards are anything but ordinary, consisting as they do mainly of premier and grand crus in the villages of Morey-Saint- Denis, Chambolle-Musigny, Corton, Pommard, Volnay, Puligny-Montrachet and Santenay The ... Learn More
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  40. DOMAINE HENRI RICHARD MAZOYERES-CHAMBERTIN GRAND CRU 2013
    Aged in French oak barrels for 18 Months. The nose shows notes of ripe fruit, raspberry and a hint of cinnamon. The palate is fleshy, rich and soft. It is dense, yet fine and balanced. There are notes of black fruits ... Learn More
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