What? Another cool climate variety even though we’re talking about hot Australia? Yes, indeed. Let’s all stop thinking of Australia as one big giant piece of toast and consider that a country of almost 3 million square miles might actually offer wine growers a variety of climates!
Western Australia and even some of the coastal region of the southern wine making provinces offer many great sites for Pinot Noir. In fact, I’ve been surprised with many examples I’ve enjoyed recently. Most reminded more of examples from Oregon than anything else, not exactly a paragon of warm climate wine making. These are perfect for a nice, herb-scented roast chicken dinner.
Plantagenet Omrah Pinot Noir $20
Wyndham Estate Bin 333 Pinot Noir $10
Cooralook Pinot Noir $15
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