Glorious Pinot Noir...
A Curation of some of our favourite Pinot Noirs of the moment! From the Bunchy and perfumed to the delicate and refined and the dense and dark, these are 6 wines featuring heavily on the rotation of our Pinot drinking schedule. Time to simmer the risotto and fill up your cup :)
2015 Gabin et Felix Richoux Irancy, Burgundy (Fra)
In the far Northern outpost of Irancy, Thierry and his two sons Gabin et Felix produce Pinot Noir that is light in body and colour but extravagent in it's perfume and presence.
Being so far North the village is known for producing wines with bright acidity and a rusticity of structure that is a window into how Pinot Noir from the Cote-de-Nuits further South might have tasted in the 14th century. The family farm organically and no additions at any stage bar a tiny amount of sulfur at bottling.
2019 Polperro Pinot Noir, Mornington Peninsula (Vic)
Sam Cloverdale is on fire, farming and crafting wines of incredible generosity of flavour whilst also being poised and ethereal. This is a blend of the single vineyard sites that he farms himself and is a beautiful expression of the peninsula's main stage grape. Aromatically lifted and seamless in the mouth.
2017 Cobaw Ridge Pinot Noir, Macedon Ranges (Vic)
Established in 1985 by Nelly and Alan Cooper, Cobaw Ridge remains the only certified organic and biodynamic estate in the Macedon ranges. Since inception they have become more and more hands off in the winery and now list sulfur as the only addition made to the wines. This is Pinot noir of irreplacable energy and a must for lovers of fresh, fine boned, cool-climate pinot noir.
2019 Little Reddie '100%' Pinot Noir, Macedon Ranges (Vic)
A slightly more extracted and serious style of northern Macedon pinot. 100% whole bunch as is always the way with this wine from Pat Underwood. Red and dark fruits are presented in a tightly concectrated fist of power, lashed with some fresh herbal edges.
2019 Prancing Horse 'The Pony' Pinot Noir, Mornington Peninsula (Vic)
'Pony' is the wine from Prancing Horse created from the more youthful vines of the estate. As such it is more generous in it's fruit profile and shows its vivacity and youthfulness in a wine that jumps from the glass with primary red fruit like red cherries and strawberries. Biodynamically farmed
2018 Charteris Pinot Noir, Central Otago (Nz)
A welcome arrival in Melbourne from the Trans-Tasman Bubble this is alluring Pinot Noir from Charteris. Ripe fruit sits in the back seat and lets the spice drive, with floral aromatics and smoke unfurling as it sits in the glass with time. Ripe and juicy in the mouth this is a stunner!