Category: Pinot Noir

The Hermit Ram Pinot Noir Whole Bunch 2017 North Canterbury, New Zealand

The Hermit Ram Pinot Noir Whole Bunch 2017 North Canterbury, New Zealand

I’ve talked about the wines of Theo Coles here before on this blog. His brand is The Hermit Ram (although he also works on other projects), and the other night at Scotch we had this: the latest release of his Pinot Noir. I see that I scored the 2016 the same, but this 2017 may […]

Premium English sparkling wine to try this summer

Premium English sparkling wine to try this summer

Susie Barrie MW picks out her top 15 English sparkling wines to see you through the summer…

English sparkling wine

Susie Barrie MW picks out some English sparkling wines to drink this summer…

The post Premium English sparkling wine to try this summer appeared first on Decanter.

Champagne growers hit by violent hailstorm

Champagne growers hit by violent hailstorm

Hailstones bigger than golf balls have caused at least some damage to 500 hectares of vines in the Côte des Bar area in the south of the Champagne region, according to initial estimates.

Côte des Bar area map.
Côte des Bar area map.

Several hundred hectares damaged in the Aube region…

The post Champagne growers hit by violent hailstorm appeared first on Decanter.

Californian Pinot Noir: Panel tasting results

Californian Pinot Noir: Panel tasting results

Increased vineyard plantings and notable improvements in quality mean that the future looks bright for Pinot Noir in California. Read this report on 93 wines tasted by our three-strong expert panel, with an introduction by Karen MacNeil, who is region chair for California at the Decanter World Wine Awards 2018.

California offers plenty for Pinot Noir lovers prepared to pay the price…

The post Californian Pinot Noir: Panel tasting results appeared first on Decanter.

Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux, with Charles Lachaux, one of Burgundy’s rising stars

Domaine Arnoux-Lachaux, with Charles Lachaux, one of Burgundy’s rising stars

Charles Lachaux is just 29, but he’s got the responsibility of running the family domaine, Arnoux-Lachaux (previously known as Robert Arnoux), with 14 hectares of vines spread across some of Burgundy’s top sites. On Thursday I met him at the offices of his importer, Corney & Barrow, to taste through the 2016s, followed by a […]

Dinner at Arbour with lovely wines: Felton Road, Vieux Telegraphe, Kumeu River and Quartz Reef

Dinner at Arbour with lovely wines: Felton Road, Vieux Telegraphe, Kumeu River and Quartz Reef

Arbour is widely regarded to be the best fine dining option in the Marlborough region. I visited with friends yesterday evening and we had a really good time. The kitchen here is currently on a roll. We chose the ‘feed me’ option on the menu: you choose 3, 4 or 7 courses and the kitchen […]

Oregon winery donates US$6 million for new research hub

Oregon winery donates US$6 million for new research hub

Grace and Ken Evenstead, owners of Domaine Serene in Oregon and Château de la Cree in Santenay, have donated US$6 million to a local college in Oregon with the express aim of attracting world-class wine research and teaching talent to the state.

Linfield College wine centre
Plans for Linfield College wine research and teaching hub.

With a new wine laboratory on campus…

The post Oregon winery donates US$6 million for new research hub appeared first on Decanter.

Crystallum: some of South Africa’s most compelling Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

Crystallum: some of South Africa’s most compelling Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

Crystallum is the wine label of Peter-Allan Finlayson (above), who set up in partnership with his brother (Andrew, a Hermanus-based architect) and his Dad (Peter, who was the first winemaker in Hemel-en-Arde with Hamilton Russel, and who for a long time now has been cellar master at Bouchard Finlayson).

Peter-Allan, though, is the main dude here, […]

Mature Californian wines from the cellar

Mature Californian wines from the cellar

The time comes when you must drink those great wines you’ve been collecting and storing. Here are some top examples of mature Californian wines hitting their stride…

mature Californian wines
Californian wines to open now.

It’s time to start thinking about drinking them…

The post Mature Californian wines from the cellar appeared first on Decanter.

Domaine Armand Rousseau: Profile and wine ratings

Domaine Armand Rousseau: Profile and wine ratings

Clive Coates MW is the master of Burgundy. We look back at his domaine profiles from his most recent books, along with tasting notes from iconic vintages from Domaine Armand Rousseau.

wine moment
Domaine Armand Rousseau Chambertain.

Clive Coates MW takes us through this legendary domaine…

The post Domaine Armand Rousseau: Profile and wine ratings appeared first on Decanter.