Pinot Noir is our favourite variety... no secret there, and here are three of our favourites that are currently receiving high rotation in our glasses.
2020 Garagiste 'Merricks' - Mornington Peninsula (Vic)
Barney Flanders Consistently makes some of the best Pinot Noir and Chardonnay Australia has to offer. A man blessed with two Simpsons names, he has been quietly raising the bar of wines from the Mornington Peninsula for over a decade. His 2020 Merricks is succulent and alluring with seductive red and black plum flavour supported by spice and fine grained tannin. Another Classic W from Garagiste!
2020 Joshua Cooper 'Ray-Monde Vineyard' Pinot Noir - South Gisborne (Vic)
Ray-Monde is filled with the aromas and flavours of black cherry, kirsch, violet, spice, sweet damp earth and peat. Medium bodied with long, fine, silky tannin it is a very “gourmand” wine. Approachable in youth due to the beautiful balance, the tannic presence and quality suggest it should also age gracefully, gaining additional complexity along the journey.
2019 First Foot Forward - Yarra Valley (Vic)
One of the best Pinots we've seen this year! The fruit comes from two different sites in the Yarra: one parcel from the volcanic soil of the Upper Yarra and the other from the rocky soil of Lilydale on the valley floor. Generous yet vibrant with savoury edges for interest. Exactly what we want to be drinking as the weather slowly warms up. Primavera Pinot!