Pinot Noir has always been one of the most popular and romantic grape varieties but in recent years that popularity has soared. Burgundy, the spiritual homeland of Pinot Noir, has become increasingly popular with wine lovers who fell out of love with Bordeaux pricing and a general feeling that a lot of the wines were sold as luxury goods rather than agricultural products. The lighter, fresher feel of Pinot Noir that focused more on the fruit rather than the oak, the terroir of the vineyard and less intervention in the winery also pulled customers into the joys of Pinot Noir. This has all led to an explosion of Pinot Noir plantings around the world and new styles emerging with their own take on this lovely grape. This case of twelve takes you on a mini Pinot Noir journey round the world with six different styles to discover and enjoy. Sit back, relax and get lost in Pinot Noir’s silky, seductive charm.
Pinot Noir Reserva, Casa Silva Colchagua, Chile - £9.99
Fuller bodied style of Pinot Noir with earthy aromas behind the lush dark red fruit, chocolate and coffee notes. Very elegant and very pleasing.
Coteaux du Giennois Rouge Domaine Sebastien Treuillet Loire Valley, France - £14.49
Juicy blend of 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Gamay. Bright, charming red fruit aromas, low tannin and a silky texture. Crushed red fruit, dark cherry and strawberry notes on the palate
Pinot Noir Rapaura Springs Marlborough, New Zealand - £14.99
Pure and complex aromas of dark cherry with a hint of violet, blackcurrant and clove.
Fuller, bolder style but still displays wonderful red berry aromas and fresh spicy notes. Remarkable depth, rich texture that comes through on the palate with secondary aromas, earthy notes and darker fruit.
Pinot Noir ReserveMeyer Fonne Alsace, France - £16.49
Fine, elegant nose packed full of red fruit. A fresh finish, full-bodied, and slightly spicy. It is very typically Pinot Noir and readily accompanies cooked meats, grills and white meats.