Category Archives: pinot noir

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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Solomon Hills Pinot Noir 2011

Solomon Hills Vineyards, Pinot Noir, Santa Maria Valley AVA, California, USA, 2011 Santa Maria Valley Is an AVA spanning San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties. Solomon Hills Vineyards are on sandy loam, at the western extremity of the AVA, … Continue reading

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Walch Pinot Nero Alto Adige 2013

Elena Walch, Pinot nero (Blauburgunder), DOC Alto Adige, Tramin, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy, 2013 Pinot noir has been grown in the area, the Adige Valley, since the mid-nineteenth century. Altitude range is 250-900m, with about 350ha (2011) under pinot noir in … Continue reading

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Mestre Maranges Burgundy 2013

Mestre Pere et Fils, AOC/AOP Maranges, Burgundy, France, 2013 This wine: varietal pinot noir, hand harvested, matured in oak, agglomerate Diam 5 cork closure, 13% abv, ex-producer €12.50 (2015) Consumer tasting note: mature pinot noir, quite delicate, with a red … Continue reading

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Voarick Aloxe-Corton 2012

Domaine Michel Voarick, AOC Aloxe-Corton, Cote de Beaune, Burgundy, France, 2012 This wine: varietal pinot noir, natural cork closure, 13% abv, Demoiselles de Ladoix (small hotel with cellar), at Ladoix, €19 (06/15) Consumer tasting note: a modest quite restrained pinot noir, … Continue reading

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Rapet Pernand-Vergelesses 2012

Domaine Rapet, Les Belles Filles, AOC Pernand-Vergelesses, Cote d’Or, Burgundy, France, 2012 This wine: varietal pinot noir, Diam 5 agglomerate cork closure, 13% abv, Les Demoiselles de Ladoix (small hotel with cellar), €19 (07/15) Consumer tasting note: a decent nose … Continue reading

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