Category Archives: pinot noir

Girard Savigny-les-Beaune 2014

Jean-Jacques Girard, AOC Savigny-lès-Beaune, Cote d’OR, Burgundy, France, 2014 On Savigny-les-Beaune Savigny-lès-Beaune is surrounded by Pernand-Vergellesses to the north, Beaune to the south, and Chorey-lès-Beaune and Aloxe-Corton to the east.  The lès in the appellation name means by or near … Continue reading

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Chapel Down BdN 2009

Chapel Down, Blanc de Noirs, Wine of England, Kent, England, 2009 This wine: lot no. L7177, varietal pinot noir (then strictly speaking, it should be blanc de noir), 4.5 years on the lees, Diam Diamant technical agglomerate cork closure, 12% … Continue reading

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Dujac Morey-Saint-Denis 2012

Domaine Dujac, AOC Morey-Saint-Denis, Cote de Nuits, Burgundy, 2012 This wine: lot no. L-01-12, traditional and sustainable farming, with no herbicides and pesticides since 1986, neither fined nor filtered, varietal pinot noir, coated natural cork closure, 12.5% abv, The Wine … Continue reading

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Felton Road Pinot Noir 2015

Felton Road, Cornish Point, Pinot Noir, Central Otago, Wine of New Zealand, New Zealand, 2015 On Central Otago [see references at end] The region of Central Otago possesses a high alpine glaciated landscape, with deep u-shaped valleys scoured by ancient … Continue reading

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Niagara Pinot Noir 2015

Southbrook, Triomphe, Pinot noir, VQA Niagara Peninsula, Canada, 2015 On VQA (Vintners Quality Alliance) Niagara Peninsula VQA, amongst other things, means that the wine is made from 100% grapes from the designated area, in this case the Niagara Peninsula. As … Continue reading

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Picard Gevrey-Chambertin 2010

Michel Picard, AOC Gevrey-Chambertin, Cote d’Or, Burgundy, France, 2010 Burgundy quality levels It is often said that there are four levels, whereas the reality is that there are five, becoming spatially smaller in extent as one ascends the (potential) quality … Continue reading

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Montmollin Neuchatel 2011

Domaine de Montmollin, Pinot Noir, Eleve en Barrique, AOC Neuchatel, Auvernier, Neuchatel, Switzerland, 2011 Swiss regulations From the 1980s the Swiss regulatory equivalent of AOC was OIC, which guaranteed provenance and traceability of a wine, with ideas of geographical limit, … Continue reading

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