On 18 August, a number of wine-loving countries around the world celebrate National Pinot Noir Day, World of Pinot Noir, Pinot Noir Summit and other exploratory journeys uncovering this elegant varietal.
Pinot Noir wine also goes against some of the stereotypical characteristics of red wines. For example, it’s ideal to chill Pinot Noir to a temperature around 12 or 13 degrees. The wine is also light and pale, and generally contains fewer tannins than other reds. It usually has subtle fruity flavours like cherry, cranberry and raspberry, combined with other notes like cola, caramel, liquorice, vanilla, and clove.
We're excited to announce that we have new stocks from 3 producers coming in from France, available on our web store soon. They are Josep Grau Vitucultor headquartered in DOQ Priorat, Jean-Baptiste Jessiaume from Santenay, and Domaine des Chirats, a collaboration between Jeff Cohn and Yves Cuilleron of the Northern Rhône.
We are pleased to share that our New Zealand winery partner Te Pa wines were shortlisted for the IWSC White Wine Producer of the Year Trophy. Just last week, they were announced on the shortlist for the International Wine and Spirit Competition’s (IWSC) hotly contested White Wine Producer of the Year trophy. Thousands of wines are entered into the prestigious IWSC each year, with just a handful of wine producers making it to the shortlist stage for the producer trophies. Winery founder Haysley MacDonald, said of the nomination: “As an up and coming, fast-growing, indigenous Maori family-owned wine company in one of the most remote wine regions in the world, to be recognised by the esteemed judges of the IWSC for the world-class quality of our white wine production is a source of immense pride for myself, my family and our team.