There’s More To Life Than Pinot Noir

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A well-rounded selection of reds for fans of Pinot Noir who also wish to explore the wider world of wine.

  • Jean Foillard Côte du Py | Gamay
  • Ochota Barrels The Mark of Cain | Pinot Meunier
  • Terre Nerre Etna Rosso | Nerello Mascalese
  • Moric | Blaufränkisch
  • Giacomo Fenocchio Langhe Nebbiolo | Nebbiolo
  • Niepoort Projectos | Bastardo
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Jean Foillard Morgon 'Côte du Py'

What — Gamay
Where — Beaujolais, France
When — 2016

Red berry & cherry flavours layered over minerality derived from the schist, granite and manganese rich soils.

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Gamay’s history has it often tarred as “the poor cousin to Pinot Noir”, with its famous expulsion from Burgundy resulting in its proliferation within Beaujolais. Many producers have long done a disservice to the grape by largely producing “bubblegum” style wines, whilst in the right hands it can be a truly great alternative to its cousin in the Côte d’Or. Jean Foillard was one such producer who lead the charge in demonstrating Gamay’s true capabilities and potential. With winemaking techniques more akin to those seen commonly within Burgundy, Foillard’s Côte du Py delivers a depth and concentration of flavours while remaining light on its feet with a refreshing acidity. It is one of the benchmarks of Beaujolais, and rightly so.

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Ochota Barrels The Mark of Cain

What — Pinot Meunier
Where — Adelaide Hills, Australia
When — 2019

Light strawberry, pink grapefruit and cherry

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Pinot Meunier is a grape very rarely seen as a still wine varietal. Most famous as one of the three main grapes of Champagne, it’s generally used globally for sparkling wine production. Here, in the hands of Taras Ochota, it is shown in a very light style. With an overall approach of early picking and being unencumbered by new oak, the Mark of Cain Pinot Meunier expresses itself with a clear delicacy and freshness of light red-fruited flavours, with less tannins than Pinot Noir. In the Singaporean heat, it drinks beautifully with a bit of chill on it.

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Terre Nerre Etna Rosso

What — Nerello Mascalese
Where — Sicily, Italy
When — 2016

Red cherry characters with a distinctive volcanic minerality

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Nerello Mascalese is a grape native to Sicily that is most at home on the slopes of Mount Etna. Its affinity for the rich volcanic soils adds a distinct minerality to the wines, complimenting vibrant cherry and light leather-like characters typical of Nerello. Tenuta delle Terre Nerre produces a gentle yet expressive style of Nerello Mascalese, unmarked by excessive oak impact. Their Etna Rosso is from a collection of vineyards on the northern slope of Mt. Etna, with vines ranging up to 50 years old.

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Moric

What — Blaufränkisch
Where — Burgenland, Austria
When — 2017

Cherry & blackberry bramble with black pepper aromas

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Blaufränkisch is a grape very much at home within Austria and is often referred to as the “Pinot Noir of the East” in reference to its prominence within Eastern Europe. It takes on a slightly darker fruit profile – heavier on the black cherry & blackberry flavours while still retaining an elegance and freshness. The wines of Moric are rarely very densely coloured, illustrative of Moric’s approach to gentle handling through the winemaking process and minimal intervention, with natural yeasts for fermentation with bottling without fining or filtration. Roland Velich, the winemaker at Moric, describes 2017 as a perfect vintage for Blaufränkisch with it being potentially the best wine he’s ever produced.

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Giacomo Fenocchio Langhe Nebbiolo

What — Nebbiolo
Where — Piedmont, Italy
When — 2017

Ripe cherry & plums with a liquorice & rose petal nose

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Nebbiolo is most famously at home in Piedmont, Italy. It often draws parallels with Pinot Noir, with both being light in colour, high levels of acidity and an incredible ability to convey the terroir in which it is grown. It demonstrates higher levels of tannin than Pinot Noir, with higher tannins being one of the signatures of Nebbiolo. Drawing its name from nebbia, Italian for ‘fog’ which surrounds the hills of Piedmont in the autumn, Nebbiolo has an incredibly long growing season. Fenocchio makes the wine with an approachability to its youth, with around 10 days on skins and six months in large, old Slovenian casks before bottling. Despite its overall youthful approachability, the wine will unfurl itself beautifully with additional aeration and decanting.

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Niepoort Projectos

What — Bastardo
Where — Duoro, Portugal
When — 2017

Rich forest berry notes with a herbal aroma and touch of rusticity

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Not throwing out Portugese profanities, Bastardo is a grape of many names, known as Trousseau in France and Merenzao in Spain. In Portugal, it is commonly used as one of the grapes for Port production with only a small percentage used for table wines. Quite often, it is a very alcoholic and rich, whereas Dirk Niepoort’s example shows the elegance that is possible from the grape. Using whole bunch fermentation to retain further freshness and vibrancy, it spends the better part of two years in oak to further integrate its parts. Niepoort’s table wines are truly a voice in what can help redefine Portugese reds with a finesse and elegance not commonly found in most of those from the region.

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Pinot Noir – a grape grown all over the world and well-loved for its beautiful acidity, versatility of flavours and ease of pairing with food. This bundle is for those out there with a penchant for Pinot who are keen to explore what else exists in the wider world of wine.

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Jean Foillard Morgon 'Côte du Py'

What — Gamay
Where — Beaujolais, France
When — 2016

Red berry & cherry flavours layered over minerality derived from the schist, granite and manganese rich soils.

+ Read More

Gamay’s history has it often tarred as “the poor cousin to Pinot Noir”, with its famous expulsion from Burgundy resulting in its proliferation within Beaujolais. Many producers have long done a disservice to the grape by largely producing “bubblegum” style wines, whilst in the right hands it can be a truly great alternative to its cousin in the Côte d’Or. Jean Foillard was one such producer who lead the charge in demonstrating Gamay’s true capabilities and potential. With winemaking techniques more akin to those seen commonly within Burgundy, Foillard’s Côte du Py delivers a depth and concentration of flavours while remaining light on its feet with a refreshing acidity. It is one of the benchmarks of Beaujolais, and rightly so.

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Ochota Barrels The Mark of Cain

What — Pinot Meunier
Where — Adelaide Hills, Australia
When — 2019

Light strawberry, pink grapefruit and cherry

+ Read More

Pinot Meunier is a grape very rarely seen as a still wine varietal. Most famous as one of the three main grapes of Champagne, it’s generally used globally for sparkling wine production. Here, in the hands of Taras Ochota, it is shown in a very light style. With an overall approach of early picking and being unencumbered by new oak, the Mark of Cain Pinot Meunier expresses itself with a clear delicacy and freshness of light red-fruited flavours, with less tannins than Pinot Noir. In the Singaporean heat, it drinks beautifully with a bit of chill on it.

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Terre Nerre Etna Rosso

What — Nerello Mascalese
Where — Sicily, Italy
When — 2016

Red cherry characters with a distinctive volcanic minerality

+ Read More

Nerello Mascalese is a grape native to Sicily that is most at home on the slopes of Mount Etna. Its affinity for the rich volcanic soils adds a distinct minerality to the wines, complimenting vibrant cherry and light leather-like characters typical of Nerello. Tenuta delle Terre Nerre produces a gentle yet expressive style of Nerello Mascalese, unmarked by excessive oak impact. Their Etna Rosso is from a collection of vineyards on the northern slope of Mt. Etna, with vines ranging up to 50 years old.

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Moric

What — Blaufränkisch
Where — Burgenland, Austria
When — 2017

Cherry & blackberry bramble with black pepper aromas

+ Read More

Blaufränkisch is a grape very much at home within Austria and is often referred to as the “Pinot Noir of the East” in reference to its prominence within Eastern Europe. It takes on a slightly darker fruit profile – heavier on the black cherry & blackberry flavours while still retaining an elegance and freshness. The wines of Moric are rarely very densely coloured, illustrative of Moric’s approach to gentle handling through the winemaking process and minimal intervention, with natural yeasts for fermentation with bottling without fining or filtration. Roland Velich, the winemaker at Moric, describes 2017 as a perfect vintage for Blaufränkisch with it being potentially the best wine he’s ever produced.

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Giacomo Fenocchio Langhe Nebbiolo

What — Nebbiolo
Where — Piedmont, Italy
When — 2017

Ripe cherry & plums with a liquorice & rose petal nose

+ Read More

Nebbiolo is most famously at home in Piedmont, Italy. It often draws parallels with Pinot Noir, with both being light in colour, high levels of acidity and an incredible ability to convey the terroir in which it is grown. It demonstrates higher levels of tannin than Pinot Noir, with higher tannins being one of the signatures of Nebbiolo. Drawing its name from nebbia, Italian for ‘fog’ which surrounds the hills of Piedmont in the autumn, Nebbiolo has an incredibly long growing season. Fenocchio makes the wine with an approachability to its youth, with around 10 days on skins and six months in large, old Slovenian casks before bottling. Despite its overall youthful approachability, the wine will unfurl itself beautifully with additional aeration and decanting.

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Niepoort Projectos

What — Bastardo
Where — Duoro, Portugal
When — 2017

Rich forest berry notes with a herbal aroma and touch of rusticity

+ Read More

Not throwing out Portugese profanities, Bastardo is a grape of many names, known as Trousseau in France and Merenzao in Spain. In Portugal, it is commonly used as one of the grapes for Port production with only a small percentage used for table wines. Quite often, it is a very alcoholic and rich, whereas Dirk Niepoort’s example shows the elegance that is possible from the grape. Using whole bunch fermentation to retain further freshness and vibrancy, it spends the better part of two years in oak to further integrate its parts. Niepoort’s table wines are truly a voice in what can help redefine Portugese reds with a finesse and elegance not commonly found in most of those from the region.

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