Collection: Pinot Noir

This famous red grape variety from France's Burgundy region is capable of producing divinely scented, satin–textured, gorgeously fruity expressions of place but is very often unwilling or unable to do so. Pinot Noir is sensitive to the size of the crop it is expected to produce, so if you come across a vapid example, it may well be due to an over-demanding yield. It ripens relatively early for a red grape, so is not suitable for very warm regions where there would be no time to develop nuanced, interesting flavours before acid levels plummet. On the other hand, many of the cooler regions in which it is grown suffer autumn rains which can easily lead to rot due to Pinot's thin-skinned and sensitive berries. The Pinot Noir grower's lot is not an easy one. But when they get it right Pinot can be perfumed, cherry–fruited and haunting. Flavours found in young Pinot Noir include cherries, raspberries, strawberries and violets; with time these evolve into a bouquet often reminiscent of game, liquorice and autumnal undergrowth. Heavy tannins and deep colour are not essential elements in a fine Pinot Noir, as at their best they dance on the palate rather than overpower it.
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  • The Ned Marlborough Pinot Rosé 2019
    The Ned Marlborough Pinot Rosé 2019

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  • Mt Difficulty Roaring Meg Pinot Noir 2018
    Mt Difficulty Roaring Meg Pinot Noir 2018

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  • Take It To The Grave Pinot Noir 2017
    Take It To The Grave Pinot Noir 2017

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  • Elephant in the Room Palatial Pinot Noir 2018
    Elephant in the Room Palatial Pinot Noir 2018

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  • Black Cottage, Marlborough Rosé 2019
    Black Cottage, Marlborough Rosé 2019

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  • Momo Organic Marlborough Pinot Noir 2018
    Momo Organic Marlborough Pinot Noir 2018

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  • Wairau River Marlborough Rosé 2019
    Wairau River Marlborough Rosé 2019

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  • Rockburn Stolen Kiss Rosé 2019
    Rockburn Stolen Kiss Rosé 2019

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  • Wooing Tree 'Blondie' Central Otago Rosé 2019
    Wooing Tree 'Blondie' Central Otago Rosé 2019

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  • Two Rivers 'Isle of Beauty' Rosé 2018
    Two Rivers 'Isle of Beauty' Rosé 2018

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  • Amisfield Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosé 2019
    Amisfield Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosé 2019

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  • The Ned Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017
    The Ned Marlborough Pinot Noir 2017

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    $24.99
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