The life of a Pinot drinker keeps getting better. New Zealand and Ontario have recently made the ‘heartbreak grape’ more available and affordable – compared to Burgundy. I’ve just tasted two under $20 Pinots that are huge cause for celebration.
They’re from Australia, a climate previously considered too warm for Pinot. (Once again, a reminder to NEVER believe anything you read about wine. Unless it’s the truth, which you’ll only find here!)
Barwick is out to seduce with sweet/spicy flavours but it’s also lively and playful. Refreshes and charms. My favourite combo. Have with BBQ-sauced foods – and your loved ones.
Pikes is one of my favourite Aussie wineries and the Lenswood Hills Pinot is tangy/rustic in the Burgundian style. You’ll also meet lovely berry flavours and refreshment. A great summer red for lightly chilling and having with anything other than red meat.
BARWICK 09 Pinot Noir, Pemberton, Western Australia 215194 $15.95
PIKES VINTNERS 10 Pinot Noir, Lenswood Hills, Australia 215095 $17.00