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.

  • Ghost Rock Estate Pinot Noir 2021

    Ghost Rock Estate Pinot Noir 2021

    Region: TAS (Tasmania)
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    GROWING CONDITIONS DON'T GET MUCH COOLER AND THE RESULT IS THIS PINOT OF ELEGANCE AND PERSISTENCE

      "Our Estate Pinot Noir comes from a blend of nine clones across our vineyard sites.   Fruit was picked based on clonal ripeness and majority destemmed prior to a 7-14 day cold soak.  Fermentation was a combination of cultured and wild...

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    $37.50
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  • Lightfoot & Sons Cliff Block Pinot Noir 2017

    Lightfoot & Sons Cliff Block Pinot Noir 2017

    Region: VIC- Gippsland
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    DARK FRUITED, EARTHY AND SPICY GIPPSLAND PINOT - EXPRESSIVE EXAMPLE OF THE REGION AND STYLE

      "Black cherry, dark plum, earthy spice and tannin structure. This wine has a full and textured palate with superb varietal fruit character, complexity and length. An exceptional example of Gippsland Pinot Noir." - Lightfoot &...

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    Current stock: 4

    $46.50
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  • Grosset Pinot Noir 2020

    Grosset Pinot Noir 2020

    Region: SA- Adelaide Hills
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    LIVELY, COMPLEX AND FINE PINOT NOIR FROM THE MASTERY OF GROSSET

      "Red cherry, raspberry, spicy creamy vanilla oak, a little floral, with a pleasant amaro twang. Medium-bodied, succulent red fruits, a subtle smokiness, fresh acidity and fine emery tannin, with a some orange zest and a slightly drying/soapy...

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    Current stock: 3

    $80.00
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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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  • William Downie Gippsland Pinot Noir 2021

    William Downie Gippsland Pinot Noir 2021

    Region: VIC- Gippsland
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    SHOWCASING THE GIPPSLAND REGION IN ALL ITS BEAUTY!

      "The Matthews vineyard was planted on red volcanic soil in 1998 and has always been dry grown. It is a cool, damp site and the vines grow dense, lush canopies. The resulting wine is in deep colour and has aromas of plum, red berries and bush...

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    $65.00
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  • William Downie Camp Hill Pinot Noir 2021

    William Downie Camp Hill Pinot Noir 2021

    Region: VIC- Gippsland
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    VOLCANIC SOILS BRING A SERIOUS DEPTH OF FLAVOUR, WHILE MAINTAINING THE FAMILIAR LIGHTNESS OF A WELL CRAFTED DOWNIE PINOT - SENSATIONAL WINE

      "This site was planted in 1998 at 250m elevation and is considered the highest point between the Strzelecki and Great Dividing Ranges. The vineyard faces north with almost 360 degree views of Baw Baw Shire. Most of the vines are MV6 with a couple...

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    $85.00
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  • William Downie Bull Swamp Pinot Noir 2021

    William Downie Bull Swamp Pinot Noir 2021

    Region: VIC- Gippsland
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    OFFERING SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE - FRUITY, EARTHY, SPICED, FLORAL - A WONDERFUL ARRAY FOR THE SENSES

      "This dry grown vineyard was planted in 1981 on old, red volcanic soils at 150m elevation. There are four separate parcels of Pinot Noir, two north facing blocks of MV6 and another of Abel, as well as a more sheltered south facing block of MV6...

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    $85.00
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  • Caledonia Australis Pinot Noir 2021

    Caledonia Australis Pinot Noir 2021

    Region: VIC- Gippsland
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Sustainably-made

    A GREAT NEW VINTAGE FROM THIS SOUTH GIPPSLAND PRODUCER!

      "For the pinot noir, the fruit remains in contact with the skins for 20 to 40 days depending on the vintage and primary and malolactic fermentation occur with out inoculation. Generally the Pinot Noir fermentation is preceded by a soaking period...

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    $27.00
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  • Hochkirch Tarrington Pinot Noir 2019

    Hochkirch Tarrington Pinot Noir 2019

    Region: VIC- Henty
    Farming Vegan-friendly Organic Biodynamic Sustainably-made

    A BURGUNDIAN-STYLED PINOT FROM TOP BIODYNAMIC PRODUCER IN VICTORIA

      Made by Hochkirch from a neighbouring Tarrington Vineyard. Grown using biodynamic practices it resembles a top quality Burgundy, with its precision and depth. This has a powerful nose of florals and red fruits. The palate is ripe and rich, with...

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    $40.00
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