March: A Portrait of Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir, the wine world’s white whale. (Or is it red whale?) No grape holds the fascination of critics, collectors and casual enthusiasts alike quite like Pinot Noir. Known best for its expressions throughout the vineyards of Burgundy, where famously one vineyard mere meters from another can be savory, and brooding, while the other can be bright, and floral.
Such is the mystery of a grape that many consider perhaps the ultimate transmitter of terroir, and the very heart and soul of wine. But Burgundy is not the only place where Pinot Noir excels. Daring, creative and dedicated winemakers around the world have heard the siren’s call to Pinot’s unique challenges and answered with their own expressions.
This month we feature a selection of some of the best and brightest of this global consortium of Pinot producers, from Argentina, Germany, Italy and the USA!
2019 Cavallotto Pinner Pinot Nero in Bianco (Piedmont, Italy)
2019 Chacra Sin Azufre Pinot Noir (Patagonia, Argentina)
2018 Enderle & Moll Basis Pinot Noir (Baden, Germany)
2019 Evening Land Seven Springs Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley, Oregon)