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World Tour of Pinot Noir

Marlborough | Victoria | Patagonia 750 ml
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    Pinot Noir isn't just a wine that inspires passion in its fans, it's also a grape with a fascinating history and style. This time we are offering you another trio of reds you will definitely love! Three Pinot Noirs from three different regions all around the world, taking your palate on a world tour to Australia, New Zealand and Argentina! Personally selected by our Sommelier Alex Cumming, this is a trio you will definitely get your friends talking about!

    1 x 2018 Austins & Co 6Ft6 Pinot Noir, Australia, Victoria

    Geelong in Victoria is the home to some of Australia's best Pinot Noirs, and this wine from Austin&Co. is one of the best value examples we have found! Earthy, exotic and perfumed, with dark cherry and clove-spiced raspberry jam notes. The palate shows bright red berry fruits mixed with smokey, savoury nuances. A little dry tannin grip to clean up the finish. Gold Medal Winner, rated 91/100 by James Halliday. 

    1 x 2017 Manos Negras Pinot Noir, Argentina, Patagonia

    Manos Negras was founded in 2010 by three of the senior managers from the legendary Catena Zapata winery in Mendoza, including Alejandro Sejanovich, one of the leading viticulturists in Argentina. In only 10 years Manos Negras has built an impressive reputation, winning critical acclaim and multiple awards for their wines. Good freshness and clean aromas of red berries with the faintest hints of earth. The palate is juicy and soft, with a silky texture and a supple finish. Pleasant and accessible, this is a great value and represents a superb entry level to the place and variety.

    1 x 2018 Crowded House Pinot Noir, New Zealand, Marlborough

    The name ‘Crowded House’ stems from the crowded, yet unique Marlborough region and their mission to stand out from this crowded world of wine. Crowded House wines are fresh, approachable and expressive with clean, crisp aromatics. Always over-delivering on quality, these wines will ensure your ‘house’ stays crowded well into the evening. Dark cherries, red berry fruits and bramble notes, with dried herbs and spice in the background. Silken and seductive mouthfeel with plush dark cherry fruit, gentle savoury notes and fine integrated tannins which provide a framework to carry the fruit with great persistence.

    Variety Description

    Pinot Noir

    Pinot noir grapes are grown around the world, mostly in the cooler regions, but the grape is chiefly associated with the Burgundy region of France. When young, wines made from Pinot noir tend to have red fruit aromas of cherries, raspberries and strawberries. As the wines age, Pinots have the potential to develop vegetal and "barnyard" aromas that can contribute to the complexity of the wine.

    Country Description


    Wine is produced in every state, with more than 60 designated wine regions however Australia's wine regions are mainly in the southern, cooler parts of the country, with vineyards located in South Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania and Queensland. The major grape varieties are predominantly Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Semillon, Pinot noir, Riesling, and Sauvignon blanc. Some of the more famous wine areas include Barossa Valley, Coonawarra, Clare Valley, Hunter Valley and Margret River.

    New Zealand

    New Zealand wine is largely produced in ten major wine growing regions spanning from north to south Northland, Auckland, Waikato/Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay, Wellington, Nelson, Marlborough, Canterbury/Waipara and Central Otago. New Zealand red wines are typically made from a blend of varietals (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and much less often Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec), or Pinot noir. In white wines Chardonnay and Sauvignon blanc predominate in plantings and production. New Zealand is home to what many wine critics consider the world’s best Sauvignon blanc


    The Argentine wine industry is the fifth largest producer of wine in the world, but consuming 90% of the wine it produces themselves. The most important wine regions of the country are located in the provinces of Mendoza, San Juan and La Rioja with the Mendoza province producing more than 60% of the Argentine wine. Due to the high altitude and low humidity of the main wine producing regions, Argentine vineyards rarely face the problems of insects, fungi, molds and other grape diseases that affect vineyards in other countries. There are many different varieties of grapes in Argentina, reflecting the country's many immigrant groups. The French brought Malbec, which makes most of Argentina's best known wines. Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Chardonnay and other international varieties are also becoming more widely planted.

    Region Description


    The Marlborough Region, commonly known simply as Marlborough, is one of the regions of New Zealand, located in the northeast on the South Island. Marlborough can lay claim to starting the modern New Zealand wine industry. Here in the late 1970s, Marlborough produced Sauvignon blanc, among other varieties, which led to confidence that New Zealand could produce interesting wine. Today, the Marlborough wine region represents 62% of total vineyard area in the country. The king varietal here is Sauvignon blanc, closely followed by Pinot noir and Chardonnay. Sauvignon blanc from Marlborough offer unique aromas and flavors, which earns them much praise from wine lovers around the world.

    South Australia

    The South Australian wine industry is responsible for more than half the production of all Australian wine. South Australia has a vast diversity in geography and climate which allows the state to be able to produce a range of grape varieties-from the cool climate Riesling variety in the Clare Valley to the big, full bodied Shiraz wines of the Barossa Valley. Some of Australia's best-known wines like Penfolds Grange, Jacob's Creek, Yalumba and Henschke Hill of Grace are produced here, as well as many of Australia's mass-produced box wines.


    Located inland, close to the Andes Mountain ranges, and at a lower altitude (300m, or 100ft) than Mendoza, Patagonia features an austere desert climate of warm days and cold nights that particularly suits the production of elegant wines including Argentina icon, Malbec and Pinot Noir. It is considered one of the most favorable places in the country for making wines. As a result, top Argentinian wineries have developed various luxury projects in the area.