Category Archives: pinot noir

Kloster Eberbach Pinot Noir 2016

Kloster Eberbach (owned and operated by the Federal State of Hesse), Crescentia, Pinot Noir Trocken, VDP Erstelage, Rheingau, Hesse, Germany, 2016 This wine: lot No. not found, assumed missing, given the size of the producing property; varietal pinot noir, fermented … Continue reading

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Edna Valley Point Noir 2012

Edna Valley Vineyard, Edna Valley AVA, Central Coast, California, USA, 2012 On Edna Valley Edna Valley is an AVA (American Viticultural Area) in San Luis Obispo county, itself south of San Francisco. The valley runs east-west with a southerly exposure, … Continue reading

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Tamar Ridge Pinot Noir Tasmania 2014

Tamar Ridge, Pinot Noir, Wine of Australia, Tasmania, Australia, 2014 This wine: lot No. L160216 (below front label), varietal pinot noir, screw cap closure, 13% abv, Wine Society, £18 (11/18) Consumer tasting note: pale hued with unassertive tannins and decent … Continue reading

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Laurens Cremant de Limoux 2017

Domaine J Laurens, Les Graimenous, Tete de Cuvee Brut, AOC Cremant de Limoux, Aude, Occitanie, France, 2017 On Cremant de Limoux. This wine: lot No. L191003 (on back label), a chardonnay dominated blend with chenin blanc (together max 90%), mauzac … Continue reading

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VdP du Calvados Pinot Noir 2014

Les Arpents du Soleil, IGP Vin De Pays du Calvados-Grisy, Normandy, France, 2014 This wine: lot No. 14-05 (on front label), varietal pinot noir, part aged in barrique, Diam 5 agglomerate cork closure, 50cl, 12% abv, Hotel Mercure Shop, Val … Continue reading

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Vilmart PC Grand Cellier NV

Vilmart & Cie (NM), Brut, Grand Cellier, PC, Rilly la Montagne, Marne, Grand Est, France, NV This wine: Lot No. LGC08-17 (on back label), disgorged 08/17; organic; a blend of 70% chardonnay with pinot noir, fermentation (no MLF) and maturation … Continue reading

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Pizzini Franciacorta NV

Barone Pizzini, Brut, Animante, DOCG Franciacorta, Lombardy, Italy, NV On DOCG Franciacorta See my notes covering Franciacorta. In brief, the minimum ageing period before release, for NV, is 25 months after harvest, comprising at least 18 months on the lees, and … Continue reading

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