Pinot Noir to make a good impression
Put aside the clichés that the good Pinot Noir is always very expensive, that the best New Zealand wine is Sauvignon … here are 9 amazing but affordable Pinot
The name itself evokes elegance: Pinot Noir, like the black velvet dress to wear at a gala dinner.
The word that is automatically associated with Pinot Noir is Burgundy and immediately after the most famous and celebrated winery Domaine de la Romanée-Conti. Hence another association of ideas: Pinot Noir equals high price. Of course, if we think about the one just mentioned, the figures are astronomical: 20,600 dollars a bottle of average. Half a case costs as much as a house.
THE NEW TERRITORIES OF PINOT NOIR
But perhaps, coming out of these clichés and above all exploring the new producing regions it is possible to taste splendid Pinot Noir without emptying the account: New Zealand, Oregon, Chile, Australia, Germany, Argentina…
From Wine searcher comes the list of Pinot Noir with the highest quality and the most affordable price. It derives from a simple division between the average of the critical scores and the average of the sales lists.
NUOVA ZELANDA REGINA DEI PINOT NOIR CON OTTIMO RAPPORTO QUALITA’ PREZZO
Il risultato è la possibilità di comprare un Pinot Noir da 91/100 a 20 Euro. I best buy arrivano quasi tutti dalla Nuova Zelanda e dalle regioni di Martinborough e Marlborough. Hanno tutti un rating superiore a 90/100 e sorprendentemente superano le etichette argentine, tradizionalmente note per i prezzi bassi, e Australiane nel rapporto qualità prezzo. La cosa ancora più sorprendente è che i Pinot Noir neozelandesi sono più convenienti dei Sauvignon provenienti dalla stessa isola kiwi, benché siano meno costosi e più facili da produrre.
NEW ZEALAND PINOT NOIR IS THE QUEEN WITH EXCELLENT QUALITY’ PRICE RATIO
The result is the possibility to buy a Pinot Noir from 91/100 for 20 Euro. The best buy are almost all from New Zealand and the Martinborough and Marlborough regions. They all have a rating above 90/100 and surprisingly exceed the Argentine labels, traditionally known for low prices, and Australian in the value for money ratio. What is even more surprising is that New Zealand Pinot Noir are cheaper than Sauvignon from the same kiwi island, although the latter are cheaper and easier to produce.
In fact it is advisable to abandon the clichés and begin to taste the New Zealand Pinot Noir stopping to order the usual Sauvignon. If anyone asks where to buy these bottles the answer is easy, just look for them in Wine searcher where there is the list of wine shops that sell them
LIST OF THE BEST AND MOST CONVENIENT PINOT NOIR
2014 Dog Point Pinot Noir, Marlborough, New Zealand
2013 Escarpment Pinot Noir, Martinborough, New Zealand2015 Craggy Range Te Muna Road Vineyard Pinot Noir, Martinborough, New Zealand
2014 Escarpment Kupe Pinot Noir, Martinborough, New Zealand
2013 Ata Rangi Pinot Noir, Martinborough, New Zealand
2015 Patz & Hall Chenoweth Ranch Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
2012 Felton Road Calvert Pinot Noir, Bannockburn, New Zealand