Dog Point Pinot Noir 2018
Pinot Noir is so fickle and difficult that, along side Burgundy and Oregon, New Zealand will be the third side to what may be the vinous equivalent to the Bermuda Triangle, the world’s Pinot Noir triangle. The wines here display intense bouquet that are often quite lovely with a particular herbal nuance in juxtaposition with the berry fruit heralds the varietal. You’ll probably find this in the flavours as well. There is admirable concentration and complexity here.
Roasted birds are a preternatural match but Pinot Noir goes with any number of dishes ranging from those incorporating wild game and foraged mushrooms to veal stews or grilled fleshy fish. For a classic cheese pairing hunt down some Epoisse...