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Pinot Noir

Elegant and Ethereal

A black grape variety that made its name for the fine, highly-sought after reds of Burgundy. Often known for producing slightly paler red wines, Pinot Noir can come in many different styles and offers something for every wine lover. From light and fruity wines with notes of raspberry, strawberry, violets, cranberry and red cherry, to more complex and ageworthy styles which take on spicy, earthy notes of forest floor, mushroom and game. With refreshing acidity, this variety tends to produce wines with light to medium body and low to medium silky tannins. The world of Burgundy promises to enchant, and here at Hedonism we stock wines of legendary status from Aloxe Corton to Auxey Duresses and Beaune.

Despite being notoriously a tricky, fussy grape to grow, Pinot Noir is producing unique and unforgettable wines the world over and we are spoiled for choice here – whether it be a minty, silky Danbury Ridge from the vineyards of Essex, a Mac Forbes Australian beauty from Victoria or a sophisticated Swiss Gantenbein. Let yourself be transported to Limoux, situated in the foothills of the Pyrenees, for an exquisitely fresh Pinot Noir packed with crunchy cranberries. Be enchanted by a Pinot Nero from the majestic Umbrian producer Arnaldo Caprai. Meanwhile New Zealander Ata Rangi offers an old vine Pinot Noir with panache from the legendary Abel clone. Delve into Californian varietal expressions such as the glorious ‘Au Bon Climat’ or Mark Aubert’s ‘CIX’ release with a tantalising bouquet of cherry, kirsch, cinnamon, vanilla and violets. And let’s not forget the wealth of Pinot Noir based sparkling wines from world class Champagne houses from Krug to Pommery.

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