Pinot Noir

Pinot noir is a delicate red grape famed for making elegant and lighter bodied, cool climate wines. Burgundy in France is the region which has undoutably put this noble grape on the map for centuries, and we have an enticing range on offer, from the entry level "Bourgogne-Rouge", to the upper echelons of grand and premier "cru". While you can find some of the world's most premium and sought after Pinot Noir in Burgundy, the region does not hold today's global monopoly on the variety. Looking outside France, and even outside Europe towards the 'new world' can give you other fantastic options, too.

In Australia, you can find stunning, world acclaimed examples of pinot noir. Victoria leads the way with Australian pinot, mostly making pinots of "cooler climate" expression. The five key Victorian regions are: GippslandMornington Peninsula, Macedon RangesYarra Valley and Geelong. Outside of Victoria, Tasmania and Southern NSW (especially around Tumbarumba) also make stunning cool climate pinots, whereas Adelaide Hills, a slightly warmer climate, makes riper and fuller bodied expressions.

The regions to look out for from our neighbours in New Zealand include: Central Otago, the most southerly wine region in the world, and perhaps one of New Zealand's most renowned for the variety; Marlborough, with pinots of bright red fruits, freshness and subtle acidity; Canterbury, making stunning pinots displaying red and dark berry fruits, spicy and savoury notes; and finally, the Wairarapa sub-region of Martinborough, typically showing darker fruits, plums, and some savoury and chocolate notes.

Other regions in the world to explore are: Germany, the USA (particularly Oregon), and Chile.

  • Prophet's Rock Cuvee Antipodes Pinot Noir 2019

    Prophet's Rock Cuvee Antipodes Pinot Noir 2019

    Region: NZ- Central Otago
    Farming Sustainably-made

    VINOUS 97 POINTS!

      "It's a dense, smooth and texturally refined Pinot Noir with floral and black cherry fruit. The powerful structure and muscular yet refined bendigo tannins are honed with a pared-back extraction regimen, but this remains a carefully controlled,...

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  • Maude Pinot Noir 2020

    Maude Pinot Noir 2020

    Region: NZ- Central Otago

    SERIOUSLY IMPRESSIVE PINOT NOIR FROM OTAGO

      "The 2019 Maude is sourced from Central Otago’s premium sub regions, each contributing to this savoury, complex Pinot Noir. Aromas of dark cherry, plum and dried herbs team up with a palate that displays layers of dark fruit and forest...

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    Current stock: 21

    $40.00
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  • Burn Cottage Pinot Noir 2019

    Burn Cottage Pinot Noir 2019

    Region: NZ- Central Otago
    Farming Organic Biodynamic

    CULT-FAVOURITE PINOT NOIR FROM OTAGO. THIS BIODYNAMIC BEAUTY DELIVERS THE DESIRABLE NEXUS OF SAVOURY, FRUIT AND SPICE

      "Layers of interest with aromatics of redcurrant, bright cherry and floral notes underpinned by savory hints of tea, earth and fern. The palate is vibrant and focused, supported with seamless balance and finesse. Lovely integration and flow with...

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    Current stock: 17

    $78.00
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  • Prophet's Rock Pinot Noir 2019

    Prophet's Rock Pinot Noir 2019

    Region: NZ- Central Otago
    Farming Sustainably-made

    QUINTESSENTIAL CENTRAL OTAGO PINOT!

      "The 2019 growing season signalled a return to more normal transmission after the very early 2018 harvest. A stable summer and long autumn allowed full ripeness but with a marked freshness to the wines. The Home Vineyard is an interesting site...

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    Current stock: 15

    $64.00
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  • Rockburn Pinot Noir 2020

    Rockburn Pinot Noir 2020

    Region: NZ- Central Otago
    Farming Vegan-friendly

    CAMERON DOUGLAS 94 POINTS!

      "Great colour, concentration of aromas and complexity with an enticing mix of ripe berries, spices of wood and quiet savoury core of dried herb, mineral, place and time. Follow through on the palate is seamless with flavours of raspberry and red...

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    $42.00
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  • Prophet's Rock Rocky Point Pinot Noir 2020

    Prophet's Rock Rocky Point Pinot Noir 2020

    Region: NZ- Central Otago
    Farming Sustainably-made

    FRUIT FORWARD, WITH SPICE AND EARTH HINTS. A FANTASTIC INTRODUCTION TO THE PROPHET'S ROCK STYLE

      "Rocky Point is produced exclusively from our own vineyards and the wines benefit from the classical approach that is the hallmark of  Prophet’s Rock. In the winery the fruit is handled with the same care, respect and methods used for...

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    $35.00
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  • Super Nanny Pinot Noir 2019

    Super Nanny Pinot Noir 2019

    Region: NZ- Central Otago
    Farming Sustainably-made

    CULT, AWARD WINNING PINOT NOIR, VERY DENSE AND CONCENTRATED.

      "From their inception and the inaugural release of their Pinot Noir in 2005, Nanny Goat Vineyard has strived to produce wines with elegance, concentration and balance whilst allowing each individual parcel of fruit to tell its unique story...

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    $65.00
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