I love New Zealand Pinot Noir. When I was beginning my journey into wine, back in the early 1990s, it was a Kiwi Pinot that first switched me on to this wonderful variety. I was hooked by the heartbreak grape.
As last year’s Pinot Noir 2013 event demonstrated, there’s an awful lot of really good Pinot coming from New Zealand, ranging from deliciously drinkable more commercial bottlings to serious fine wines. It’s no longer necessary (or helpful) to keep comparing it with Burgundy.
So I decided to write an extended report, or e-book, on New Zealand Pinot. It contains some introductory chat, on topics such as questions of style, vine age, regionality, clones and also a brief history of Pinot in New Zealand. And then the focus is on wines: 85 producers and 255 wines are reviewed. It is 115 pages long.
I’m not claiming this is the last word on Kiwi Pinot. It’s just the perspective of one person, who drinks and tastes wines from all over the world on a regular basis, and as with any taster, you may agree or disagree with my perspective. But I hope that it is of interest to those who also love New Zealand Pinot, or those who are beginning to journey on this road.
The e-book is available now for US$10, which works out on today’s exchange rates at Euro 7.30, £6, NZ$12 and AUS$11.50.
Because I am in a generous mood, I’m going to offer readers of this blog 20% off the purchase price: use the code 761112 at the checkout to get this discount.
It is also now available on Amazon Kindle, priced slightly lower at US$9 or equivalent, but there’s no discount coupon for this.
Search on your local amazon site to find it. Alternatively, some of the locations are below: