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Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is an independent, sassy character that doesn’t like to commit to other grapes unless it’s in Champagne. It inspires great passion in its fans and equal measures of anguish and passion in winemakers, who must negotiate this thin-skinned grape’s particularly demanding requirements in order to unlock its potential. And what is it like, after all this fuss? At times light, delicate and singing a pure, sweet song of forest fruits and at other times (if it has been aged), it’ll reveal mushroom, truffle and even gamey-flavours. It is the charming, choosy, sensual, lusted-after Lothario of the wine world.

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  • Anette Closheim 'Rouge' 2015 German Red Wine

    Anette Closheim 'Rouge' 2015

    £11.75

    £11.75

    It was frustrating. Britta had a soft spot for well-built men; but she also liked the gentle touch. A little subtlety. S...
  • Aymura Pinot Noir Chilean Red Wine 2013

    Aymura Pinot Noir 2015

    £15.00

    £15.00

    It is spring, moonless night in the small town, starless and bible black... Well, don't come crying to us, Dylan Thomas;...
  • Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2014 Marlborough Red Wine

    Cloudy Bay Pinot Noir 2014

    £29.00

    £29.00

    For a long time the world looked at those crazy Kiwis and thought "boy, these guys are charismatic but what do they actu...
  • Dalrymple Pinot Noir Red Wine

    Dalrymple Pinot Noir 2013

    £29.00

    £29.00

    This wine is produced from the pinot noir grape, giving its deep garnet colour. On the nose it has lifted ripe black plu...
  • De Loach Heritage Reserve Pinot Noir 2014

    De Loach Heritage Reserve Pinot Noir 2015

    £15.00

    £15.00

    Dear Marje Proops, my husband went out two days ago to buy a bottle of brown sauce to pour on to his egg and chips, and ...
  • Domaine de Coudoulet Pinot Noir 2015

    Domaine de Coudoulet Pinot Noir 2016

    £10.50

    £10.50

    Sometimes wine makers of yore would blame a poor crop yield on the Harrowingly Hairy Harvest Hobgoblin. The story goes ...
  • Domaine Drouhin Pinot Noir American Wine Red

    Domaine Drouhin Pinot Noir 2013

    £30.00

    £30.00

    Oregon, "the beaver state", has 26 official emblems. These include a crab, a predatory sea snail called the Oregon Hairy...
  • Famille Cattin Pinot Noir

    Famille Cattin Pinot Noir 2014

    £14.25

    £14.25

    Let us set the scene: there's a family relay race that spans across hundreds of years. Each member of the Cattin family ...
  • Frunza Pinot Noir Romanian Red Wine

    Frunza Pinot Noir 2016

    £7.75

    £7.75

    A Pinot Noir, at this price? From Romania? That's got to be rubbish, hasn't it? Or it's got to come with a catch. We hav...
  • Giesen Brothers Pinot Noir New Zealand Red Wine

    Giesen Brothers Pinot Noir 2013

    £16.50

    £16.50

    It is a brave and noble thing to travel half way around the world and set up a winery, but that is exactly what brothers...
  • Jean-Jacques Girard Aloxe-Corton 2013 Red Wine

    Jean-Jacques Girard Aloxe-Corton 2013

    £35.00

    £35.00

    This is why you have to love Burgundy; you can say what you like about the beautiful new world Pinots of Oregon or New Z...
  • Jean-Jacques Girard Chorey Les Beaune 2013 Red Wine

    Jean-Jacques Girard Chorey Les Beaune 2013

    £24.00

    £24.00

    Do you not think Burgundy has too much good stuff? They've got Dijon mustard, the king of mustards! There's actual musta...
  • Justin Girardin Santenay Clos Rousseau premier Cru 2014

    Justin Girardin Santenay Clos Rousseau Premier Cru 2014

    £25.00

    £25.00

    Twelve generations. A whole heap of winemaking knowledge. A range of fantastic wines. There's something to say for liste...
  • Kuru Kuru Pinot Noir

    Kuru Kuru Pinot Noir 2015

    £22.00

    £22.00

    Some wines are good. Some take good to another level. This is one of the latter. It is so good that if you spilt it on a...
  • La Closerie des Lys Pinot Noir 2015

    La Closerie des Lys Pinot Noir 2015

    £11.50

    £11.50

    Some people, like Hobbits, like their homeland and see no reason to up sticks to pastures new (excepting the Bagginses, ...
  • La Girouette Pinot Noir 2015

    La Girouette Pinot Noir 2015

    £8.50

    £8.50

    Aged in stainless steel vats, this soft, well balanced wine from master winemaker Isabelle Pangault is sure not to dissa...
  • Libre Cours Rouge Red Wine France

    Libre Cours Rouge 2015

    £10.50

    £10.50

    "I think I'll be somebody else, or else a madman, it's no time to be 21" raged an ancient punk rocker on a record from 1...
  • Lothian Pinot Noir 2013 South African Red Wine

    Lothian Pinot Noir 2015

    £18.50

    £18.50

    South African reds are all dark, meaty and chewy as biltong right? Well no, not all of them. As Bob Dylan famously sang ...
  • Manuka Springs Pinot Noir 2016 New Zealand

    Manuka Springs Pinot Noir 2016

    £13.00

    £13.00

    Everyone agreed the old horse-drawn cart was just the vehicle to transport the Pinot grapes from vineyard to winery, but...
  • Marchand Tawse Cote De Nuits Villages French Wine

    Marchand Tawse Côte De Nuits Villages 2013

    £29.00

    £29.00

    The winemaker wiped paranoid perspiration from his forehead as he typed the final words: 'So, I've decided t...
  • Marchand Tawse Corton French Red Wine

    Marchand Tawse Corton Grand Cru 2013

    £65.00

    £65.00

    With a cellar potential of up to 20 years this wine must look a bit like a young Bob Dylan-expressive yet possessing hug...
  • Bourgogne Pinot Noir Nuiton-Beaunoy Red Wine

    Nuiton-Beaunoy Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2013

    £13.00

    £13.00

    Sometimes tasting notes can seem so far-fetched you wonder whether the writer is actually taking you for a ride. If we w...
  • Santenay Nuiton Beaunoy

    Nuiton-Beaunoy Santenay 2014

    £21.00

    £21.00

    There's an admirable note of distinction to this fine red Santenay that's hard to pin down. While it's light and quite d...
  • Pinot Pinot - Pinot Noir 2016

    Pinot Pinot - Pinot Noir 2016

    £8.00

    £8.00

    To be or Pinot to be, that is the question. Poor old Hamlet just couldn't decide what to put on the table for his annual...
  • Radford Dale Freedom 2014

    Radford Dale Freedom 2014

    £22.00

    £22.00

    Robin Hood. Ned Kelly. Billy the Kid. Pancho Villa. ...Batman. The list goes on. Heroes of the people. But few know Radf...
  • Remoissenet Beaune 1er Cru Red Wine France

    Remoissenet Beaune Premier Cru 2014

    £33.00

    £33.00

    A complex red wine from master winemaker Claudie Jobard which is another high quality wine from the Burgundy winery. Thr...
  • Remoissenet Vosne Romanee Red Wine

    Remoissenet Vosne Romanee 2014

    £55.00

    £55.00

    The Vosne Romanee red wine from Burgundy offers a robust and sweetness for a still very young wine. Red fruits and spice...
  • Ribbonwood Pinot Noir New Zealand Red Wine

    Ribbonwood Pinot Noir 2014

    Now £14.00

    Was £15.50

    £14.00

    ***Bronze at the International Wine Challenge 2015*** Pinot Noir, as any fan of Sideways will tell you, is a t...
  • Ritual Pinot Noir 2015

    Ritual Pinot Noir 2015

    £14.50

    £14.50

    Agustin thought his luck was in when he was approached by an eccentric entrepreneur and asked to produce 'as much red gr...
  • Robert Oatley Vineyards 'Signature Series' Pinot Noir
    History is scattered with memorable "Larrys": there's Lawrence of Arabia, DH Lawrence, Laurence Olivier, Laurence Llewel...
  • Saint Clair Pioneer Block 14 Pinot Noir

    Saint Clair Pioneer Block 14 Pinot Noir 2015

    £21.00

    £21.00

    'What you saying? Your back's bent, your knees are nuked and you keep getting up to visit the loo in the dead of night? ...
  • Saint Clair Vicar's Choice Pinot Noir 2014

    Saint Clair Vicar's Choice Pinot Noir 2015

    £16.00

    £16.00

    The ridonculously talented Matt Thompson, at Saint Clair, featured on one of our 'Inspire-themed posters, saying 'I beca...
  • Schauer Rosé Sudsteiermark 2016 Rosé Wine

    Schauer Rosé Sudsteiermark 2016

    £13.00

    £13.00

    Stand on the steep slopes of the Schauer vineyards and absorb the view. Breathtaking. A landscape with edges like cut cr...
  • Thibault de Planiol Bourgogne Rouge

    Thibault de Planiol Bourgogne Rouge 2014

    £12.00

    £12.00

    At night time, when the villagers have all gone to bed, the vines at Thibault de Planiol often burst out above the trell...
  • Viña Leyda Pinot Noir Las Brisas

    Viña Leyda Pinot Noir Las Brisas 2014

    £13.00

    £13.00

    New horizons are a wondrous thing, and the Leyda Valley is exactly that. A new valley opened up by winemakers with a tou...
  • Villa Wolf Pinot Noir Red Wine

    Villa Wolf Pinot Noir 2015

    £12.50

    £12.50

    Everyone has heard the story about the boy who cried wolf, right? Well, we don't blame the poor lad because after trying...
  • Weingut Gaul Dornfelder Spatburgunder Pfalz

    Weingut Gaul Dornfelder Pfalz 2013

    £12.00

    £12.00

    "The girls from Weingut Gaul, the sisters Karoline and Dorothee, have lived and breathed the family wine from youth to s...
  • Weingut Gaul Spatburgunder Pfalz

    Weingut Gaul Spatburgunder Pfalz 2015

    £14.50

    £14.50

    So, your family takes over a vineyard when you're a kid, you can't move for wine in your house, and your parents send yo...
  • Wageck Fundament Spätburgunder 2013 German Red Wine

    Weingut Wageck Fundament Spätburgunder 2013

    £13.00

    £13.00

    Herr Wageck was one of the more notable residents of Pfalz. A lovely man. But with the heaviest, thickest eyebrows ever....
  • Wild Rock Pinot Noir 2014 Red Wine

    Wild Rock Pinot Noir 2014

    £18.00

    £18.00

    New Zealand; of course, first discovered by fine English gentlemen Captain James Cook and Sir Joseph Banks. Corrr that's...
  • William Cole Columbine Reserve Pinot Noir 2011

    William Cole Columbine Reserve Pinot Noir 2011

    £9.50

    £9.50

    While he does have a great singing voice, 'Bill' Cole perhaps doesn't have the best of memories. Waking to his rich teno...

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