Have you tasted Pinot Noir from Yarra Valley, Australia?
This example drank super light with tons of red cherry and a little hint of spice. Lovely for a summer night on the patio with a stuffed zucchini from the garden.
Produced by Nikkal Wines, this is a blend of fruit from three vineyards in the valley, which is located east of Melbourne, Victoria.
This is a complicated region with many different microclimates. You’ll find some pretty outstanding Cab coming from here, plus Chard, Pinot, and some cool stuff like Riesling and Nebbiolo. If you’re new to tasting the area, I do recommend starting with Pinot Noir. Many different styles exist and this uber light example is the exception rather than the rule.
Have some fun and grab a couple bottles from different producers in Yarra Valley! We get some good ones in the US. Or cast a wider net and pick up a Pinot from here, one from New Zealand’s Central Otago, one from Burgundy, one from Oregon, and one from California. Where am I forgetting?!
Click to shop the wine on Wine.com
The best days are spent with happy people, drinking wine, and smiling even when the year has been a tough one. Sean and Nicole Minor GET IT!!!