Category Archives: pinot noir

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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Mt Difficulty Pinot Noir 2013

Mount Difficulty, Pinot noir, Bannockburn, Otago, New Zealand, 2013 This wine: varietal pinot noir, screw cap closure, 14% abv, Waitrose Cellar, £26 (08/16) Consumer tasting note: quite understated, an opening nose of creamy black and red berries edged with toast and spice, … Continue reading

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Mestre Santenay PC 2012

Mestre Pere et Fils, AOC PC Santenay, Burgundy, France, 2012 Santenay is the southernmost outpost of the Cote de Beaune, at the border with the Cote Challonaise.  There are no grand crus in the appellation, but 12 premier crus and … Continue reading

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Escarpment Kupe Pinot Noir 2011

Escarpment Vineyard, Kupe, Martinborough, North Island, New Zealand, 2011 This wine: varietal pinot noir, natural cork closure, 13.5% abv, Waitrose Cellar, £33 (08/16) Consumer tasting note: a full nose of red berries, with edges of kirsch, spice and sweet oak, then dried … Continue reading

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