Pinot Noir is a naturally early-ripening vine variety so it can flourish only in fairly cool corners of the globe where the growing season is long enough for flavour to develop. Pinot Noir is probably the most frustrating, and at times infuriating, wine grape in the world. However when it is successful, it can produce some of the most sublime wines known to man. It requires of the winemaker both sensitivity and audacity in equal measure. There is no doubt that Burgundy is where pinot noir grew up. But in the 70’s, maybe frustrated by the declining quality of Burgundy wines they were drinking, is born a band of winemakers/adventurers across continents, all in search of pinot's greatest incarnation.
Latricieres-Chambertin Grand Cru in Burgundy, France
The first mentions of the grape by name date back to the 14th century in Burgundy and from then on its reputation only grew.
Rippon vineyards, Central Otago, NZ
Though wine production dates back to colonial times, the first
commercial plantings of pinot noir in New Zealand date back to around
Coldstream hills vineyards, Yarra valley, Australia
Pinot noir grown in the higher reaches of the Yarra Valley north of Melbourne.
Ken wright cellars in Oregon, USA
Lett arrived in the Willamette Valley in 1965 at the age of 25 with
3,000 vine cuttings from Davis in the bed of his uncle's horse trailer.
Weingut Malat in Kremstal, Austria
The wines will be served alongside a five course menu created by our chef, Tomiyama-San.
Cost of the session: Y12.000
Date: Friday 27th march from 19:30
Please book in advance by phone or through our website.
Number of seats for each session is limited.