We traverse Germany, Oregon, California, Central Otago, Victoria and Tasmania to bring you this outstanding compilation of the world's rare and luxurious pinots.
1 x 2015 Littorai Savoy Pinot Noir
(Anderson V, California USA): Ted Lemon's exquisite pinot from Anderson Valley, vineyard planted in 1997 and farmed using only organically certified materials. Garnet hued, orange rind on the nose, muscular tannins, satisfyingly chewy.
1 x 2015 Burn Cottage Pinot Noir
(Central Otago NZ): Icon NZ pinot in little more than a handful of vintages from the team of Marquis Sauvage, Ted Lemon (Littorai) and Claire Mulholland. Vineyard notes: Wonderfully complex aromas of fern leaf, rhubarb, potpourri and rose petal contrast with more mineral notes of dust, graphite and gravel. The palate possesses a lovely sweet attack and melts into supple, fine tannins.
1 x 2013 Adelsheim Pinot Noir (Willamette V, Oregon USA): Adelsheim planted in the Chehalem Mountains in 1972. These are pinots born of a restrained approach - wines of elegance and balance.
1 x 2015 By Farr RP Cote Vineyard Pinot Noir: = Robyn Pamela, the matriarch. Also from the Côte Vineyard - close planted / high density planting on an exposed site. 'This wine is pretty and so very perfumed. The Côte sites simply produce amazing smoothness...'
1 x 2015 Tamar Ridge Single Site Pinot Noir (Tamar Tasmania): A single block at Kayena planted in 1999. Small berries and compact bunches from Clone MV6 create a full-bodied Pinot Noir of texture and length.
1 x 2014 Ziereisen Heymann-Lowenstein Pinot vom Schiefer (Mosel GERMANY): A collaboration between two icons of German wine making. The pinot vines were grown on the slatey slopes of the Mosel and sent by Heymann-Lowenstein to his good friend Hanspeter Ziereisen to make. Finesse, elegance, generosity of flavour and a long, mineral finish.