Thursday, June 9, 2011

Session 3 - Pinot Noir

"A seductive, yet fickle mistress", or "sex in a glass".  Pinot Noir has been christened thus and a number of other names, many of which reference its reputation as one of the most challenging of varietals to grow.  Pinot Noir is "the heartbreak grape".

As ever, Swirl, Sniff, Spit has pulled together a global line-up designed to showcase what is great and good about this most "romantic of varietals".

Bracket 1
Blanc de Noir: Henschke Lenswood Blanc de Noir NV
Rose: De Bortoli Yarra Valley Estate Grown Pinot Noir Rose 2010

Bracket 2
Tasmania: Frogmore Creek Pinot Noir 2008
Adelaide Hills: Vinteloper Pinot Noir 2010

Bracket 3
Mornington Peninsula: Stonier Reserve Pinot Noir 2008
Yarra: Hoddle's Creek Estate Pinot Noir 2010

Bracket 4
NZ Martinborough: The Escarpment Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008
NZ Otago: Quartz Reef Pinot Noir 2008

Bracket 5
Bourgogne AC: Louis Jadot Bourgogne Rouge AC 2008
1er Cru: Camille Giroud Volnay 1er Cru 2006
Bonus: David Clark Passe-Tout-Grain 2008 (Pinot/ Gamay blend)

Bracket 6
Oregon: Evesham Wood Eola-Amity Pinot Noir 2009
Chilean: Casas Del Bosque Gran Reserva Pinot Noir 2009

1 comment:

  1. I'm not sure I'm in the right page here mates but judging from your list of pinot, oh my God I hope you have another installment for this god-forbid-I-sure-will-be-there event. Cheers mates! wineries yarra valley