Terra Sancta Bannockburn Rosé 2018, Central Otago, NZD $28.95
Tamra Kelly-Washington is a busy lady. In addition to looking after two small children and making wine for Seresin, she is in the process of launching the Kelly Washington brand.
Wooing Tree Rosé 2018, Central Otago, NZD $27
This newsletter is groaning with great value AUD $35 pinot noirs – two of them!
Giant Steps 2017 Yarra Valley Pinot Noir was one of the best value pinots of the year, the biggest seller at my recent pinot noir masterclass for the Red Bottle retail group at the Tattersalls Club.
Their fellow Mornington Peninsula vignerons thought David and Wendy Lloyd of Eldridge Estate were mad planting gamay.
Does Central Otago produce this country’s best examples of pinot noir? According to my database (and palate), the answer is yes, by a slim margin, although the other pinot noir regions are hot on Central Otago’s heels.
When Andy Anderson won the World’s Best Pinot Noir trophy at the International Wine and Spirit Competition in London last year he was understandably stoked.
Burn Cottage’s pinot noir releases are always noteworthy.
Each year for the past three years Jim Chatto has conducted a blind comparative tasting of his Chatto Tasmanian pinot noirs against top-level Burgundies.