DRINK - Pinot Noir


Today we are talking about the dry red wine made from Pinot Noir grapes. Pinot Noir is the world’s most popular light-bodied red wine. It’s loved for its red fruit, flower, and spice flavours that are accentuated by a long, smooth finish.

Pinot Noir grapes grow well in cool climates like Burgundy in France where Pinot Noir was first made famous, and cool climate wine growing regions across the world. Here in Australia cool climate regions such as Yarra Valley, Mornington Peninsula and Geelong in Victoria, multiple regions in Tasmania, and Adelaide Hills make high quality Pinot Noir wines.

Pinot Noir’s combination of high acidity, and complex flavors with low tannin and medium body make Pinot Noir a versatile food wine and a good match for lighter-flavored meats like chicken, duck and pork.

Today’s wine is the 2020 Polperro Estate Pinot Noir from Mornington Peninsula. It displays a dark cherry color, aromas of freshly cracked spice, red plum and brambly dark fresh fruits. On the palate there is fresh spice, dark fruits but not over ripe and a lively rounded acidity. It is refreshingly concentrated with fine tannins. It is an elegant wine that has the flavour intensity to perfectly match dishes such as our Winter Warmers Taste of Germany glazed pork knuckle dish. Enjoy!

Mark Clemens