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1st Nov 2017
Chilean Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is a difficult grape to grow, and for that reason the winemakers of Burgundy had a virtual monopoly on producing wines from the grape for centuries.

A top Burgundy pinot Noir is a wondrous thing – a heady combination of raspberry, mulberry and cherry, combined with earthy notes of truffle and game.  Unfortunately, this all comes at a price which is beyond all but the most affluent of wine drinkers.

Other countries are now getting better at growing this notoriously temperamental grape, and Chile is one place where Pinot Noir has come on leaps and bounds in the past few years.  It may not reach the heights of the best of Burgundy, but increasingly Chilean Pinot Noir is emulating many of the French region’s attractions, at a fraction of the cost.