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Pinot Noir Dinner

Calling all pinot noir fans. It’s time to sink your palate into these top expressions of pinot noir from across Australia, New Zealand and France with our Pinot Noir Dinner with Peter Bourne. Hosted at Sydney’s Bibo, expect a night of exceptional food paired with 12 premium examples of the variety. From a youthful expression from the cool climes of Orange, an elegant Central Otago style all the way to a classic from Australia’s oldest pinot noir site in the Hunter Valley – it’s an inspiring line-up not to be missed.

Sydney Dinner

Host
Peter Bourne
Date
27 July, 2022
Place
Bibo Wine Bar
7 Bay Street
Double Bay
Time
6.30-10pm
cost
A$225 (inc GST)
(A$202.50 for subscribers)
Four-course dinner included
Bookings
For phone and subscriber bookings, call 0408 489 507 or email events@gourmettravellerwine.com
Places are strictly limited

2021 Gilbert Pinot Noir Nashdale, Orange

Sourced from the Nashdale subregion of Orange, situated at around 1,000m above sea level, this stunning pinot noir is firmly in its youth but approachable with its floral lift and refreshing, spicy complexities. gilbertfamilywines.com.au

2021 Howard Vineyard Amos Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills

Cherry and rhubarb aromas with hints of raspberry, baking spice, truffle and earth. The palate reflects the nose, with layers of mushroom and forest floor framed by silky tannins and great length. howardvineyard.com 

2018 Lowestoft Best Barrels Pinot Noir, Tasmania

Crafted from fruit from Lowestoft’s small, low-yielding estate vineyard, and select grapes from the Huon and Coal River Valleys. Dark fruit aromas are nuanced by hints of earth, while the palate holds powerful fruit, raspberry pip tannins and fresh acidity. lowestoft.wine

2021 Medhurst Estate Vineyard Pinot Noir, Yarra Valley

A benchmark season in the Yarra Valley has produced a detailed wine with a wonderfully complex nose. Aromas of bright red cherries are juxtaposed by earthy notes and a hint of flinty spice. The palate is energetic, bright and complex with fine tannins. medhurstwines.com.au

2021 Montalto Estate Pinot Noir, Mornington Peninsula

Red and blue fruits, blood orange, florals, spice, pink peppercorn and forest floor make for a complex aromatic profile. A core of juicy red fruit framed by plush structural tannins brings the wine into focus with a long, expressive finish. montalto.com.au

2018 Mt Bera Wild & Free Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills

Solely estate-grown, this pinot noir is produced from a single clone from Mt Bera’s oldest, organically managed vines. Wild yeast fermented for complexity, with 30% whole bunch to provide a perfumed, floral lift, the palate exhibits flavours of sweet, juicy cherry and complex Asian spices. mtberavineyards.com.au

2021 Mount Pleasant Old Hill Pinot Noir, Hunter Valley

Sourced from 100-year-old vines planted by Maurice O’Shea, this block is the oldest pinot noir vineyard in Australia. Raspberry notes, with spice, chocolate and subtle earthiness with a dense palate and strong tannin profile characteristic of the region. mpwines.com.au

2021 Riot Wine Co Pinot Noir, South Australia

Pinot noir in a can? Yes! Moody, earthy forest floor tones lead to bold aromas of wild strawberry and dark fruits. The palate is mid-weight, bright and silky with forest berry flavours and cedar complexities, leading to a fine, savoury finish. riotwineco.com.au

2020 Rockburn Pinot Noir, Central Otago

Aromas of plum, black cherry and toasty oak lead to a deeply fruited palate defined by rich mocha, supple fruit weight and silky tannins. A definitive example of both Central Otago pinot noir and Rockburn’s classic elegance, integrity and balance. rockburn.co.nz

2020 Black Estate Damsteep Pinot Noir, North Canterbury

An exquisite expression from GT WINE’s 2022 New Zealand Winemaker of the Year, Nicholas Brown. Aromas of plum, violets and olive are underpinned by woody herbs and earth. The palate is dense with emerging silky fruit flavours and a persistent mineral finish. blackestate.co.nz

2017 Te Whare Ra Pinot Noir, Marlborough

From a textbook Marlborough vintage, expect notes of strawberry and omega plum with hints of baking spice, mocha and savoury undertones. Fleshy, silky tannins combine with vibrant fruit and are underpinned by fine tannins and integrated oak. twrwines.co.nz

2019 Domaine Faiveley Beaune 1er Cru Clos de l’Ecu Monopole, Burgundy, France

A monopole parcel purchased in 2003 by François Faiveley, the Clos de l’Ecu appellation dates back to the Middle Ages. Fruity and elegant, this wine displays notes of red and black fruits, along with a generous, lively and spicy palate with a menthol finish. negociants.com.au