Category Archives: pinot noir

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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Pelizzatti Graubunden 2014

Annatina Pelizzatti, Eichholz, AOC Graubunden, Jenins, Graubunden, Switzerland, 2014 This wine: lot No. none visible. though there is a pictogram engraving on the glass; south-facing slopes above the Rhine valley, at 500-600m elevation, with loose soils of schist and gneiss, … Continue reading

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Drouhin Pinot Noir Oregon 2013

Domaine Drouhin, Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills AVA, Willamette Valley, Oregon, Wine of USA, 2013 Firstly, some notes on Oregon, followed by the Willamette Valley AVA … A short history of Oregon wine There is some debate as to when and by … Continue reading

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