About The Pack
Finding good Pinot Noir made by true artisan producers is a difficult thing.
Pinot's delicate nature means it needs to be nursed to bottle. That extra care takes time and money, hence the soaring price of the best examples in the country.
These six Pinot Noirs are from some of the top Pinot producers in the country.
A no-brainer pack for the Pinotphiles out there.
2021 Riposte The Dagger Pinot Noir
How Tim Knappstein manages to make such astonishing wines at bargain prices is one of South Australia's greatest mysteries - but who are we to question when we all get to reap the benefit.
His 'The Dagger' Pinot Noir is bright, bouncy, and full of life. Great everyday-drinking Pinot and made with such finesse. Fresh cherries and berries wrapped in spice, with a juiciness that goes for days.
If you ask us, it's an absolute steal and one of the country's best value Pinots. A real no brainer here - great buying.Read more about 2021 Riposte The Dagger Pinot Noir
2022 M&J Becker Wines Tumbarumba Pinot Noir
Those who know, know Pinot. And you can tell that Megan and James know by the layered complexities, unadulterated freshness and moxie coming through on this wine. It's absolutely a light and delicate Pinot Noir, but don't be fooled. There is much more here than meets the eye, as it were.
The fruit was fermented and matured in a combination of large and small format neutral oak for nine months to ensure that the fruit was the highlight of the wine. But, given that Pinot is a mysterious little thing, there are some savoury spices coming through, some fresh greenery and delicate tannins. It's a friendly Pinot, which is designed to be equal parts friendly and proper.
2022 Mulline Pinot Noir Nouveau
Absolutey fresh A.F.
Only 10% whole bunches, but that is enough to bring a hypnotic and spicy fragrance to the wine. It's one of those Pinots you could simply smell all day - bright red berries, green stems, clay and white pepper all come through.
The palate is juicy, bright and refreshing. It has a high acid count, making this a dangerously drinkable bottle of wine. Give it a chill and a serve in big splashy glasses. Delicious and friendly, which is what wine should be.Read more about 2022 Mulline Pinot Noir Nouveau
2021 Shiny Wine Little Shiny Pinot Noir
James 'Shiny' Scott is a second generation winemaker and the man behind Shiny Wine, and he certainly knows how his way around a Pinot.
He takes fruit from the Tamar Valley, then works a little lo-fi magic and voila - a luscious Pinot filled to the brim with bright red fruits and vibrancy.
It's a soft and well balanced wine that's perfect for any occasion - even if the occasion is lounging around binge-watching your fave show. Top value to boot, too.Read more about 2021 Shiny Wine Little Shiny Pinot Noir
2021 Arfion Full Moon Pinot Noir
Dave has had a long-standing relationship with the Full Moon Vineyard. For some years now it has been the source of his highly touted Salo Chardonnay project in partnership with Giant Steps legend, Steve Flamsteed.
Here, Dave tackles the Pinot Noir from the same site and attacks it head on. Full whole bunch action through ferment, a mainlining of site with very little interference from grape to glass.
It's an excellent wine, clear, transparent and shows the fullness and fragrance of Yarra Valley Pinot Noir in a beautiful light.Read more about 2021 Arfion Full Moon Pinot Noir
2022 Dr Edge Dr Op Pinot Noir
Some of the hottest wine coming out of Tasmania are Pinot Noirs, and some of the most sought after come with a hefty price tag. For this wine, Peter Dredge wanted to craft a moderately priced Pinot, so we can get all of the pleasure without "dr-opping" our pants, as he says.
Deliciously red fruited and easy going, it's a wine that's ready to go whenever you are. Pop it in the fridge for short time before serving if you want, or have it at room temperature if you fancy.
Another glass of goodness from our favourite Tassie Doctor.Read more about 2022 Dr Edge Dr Op Pinot Noir