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I love Ron Burgundy

I mean I love Red Burgundy, Pinot Noir.

Good red burgundy is expensive. However, I have on occassion found good Pinot Noir that does not break the bank, within context.  I have found a cracking wine which retails at €30 but certainly punches above its weight and it does not come from Burgundy.

People mention Otago and Oregon as offering superb Pinot Noir but little mention is made of Australia. Stonier Reserve Pinot Noir 2005, from Mornington Peninsula in Victoria is superb.

James Haliday has given this wine 94 points which again is only 1 of a number of accolades and good reviews. One other great thing about this wine is that it is in screwcap. So after 6 years this wine still tastes great and from tasting it,  it will age for a few more years to come. I am going to keep a few bottles and taste them over the next 3 years and track their evolution.

A Little spiel on Pinot Noir from Mornington on the Wine Australia Website.

Pinot Noir – There is an enormous range of styles to the region’s flagship variety, from a haunting elegance and lingering intensity through to the more complex, structured and rich expression of the land. The constant factor is the clear varietal character which is clearly pronounced throughout the different sub regions of the Peninsula. From cherry and raspberry flavours with soft tannins in the higher areas to more tannic, elegant yet assertive wines with plum fruit in the warmer areas. Mornington Peninsula winemakers understand Pinot Noir vines are fussy – they choose their homes with fastidious care, insisting on precise combinations of temperature, humidity, aspect and ripening time. Such special conditions are difficult to find in Australia, but the cool, green rolling hills and valleys of the Mornington Peninsula provide a perfect home’


By the way I polished off the remaining bottles at the weekend.


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