Catherine Marshall pinot noir 2017
Around South Africa in 80 wines, Drinks, Elgin, grape varieties, Pinot noir, South Africa, wine regions

Catherine Marshall Pinot Noir

Two pinot noirs. Both alike in dignity, (In fair Elgin, where we lay our scene), From ancient grudge break to new mutiny, Where truffle oil makes food unclean. From forth the fatal loins of these two foes A pair of pinot lovers take their life, Whose misadventur’d piteous overthrows Doth with their death bury their chef’s strife. Cool climate pinot noir Apologies to Shakespeare while I spin this yarn on two delicious cool climate pinot noirs from Elgin. And apologies […]

Around South Africa in 80 wines, Drinks, Elgin, Pinot noir, South Africa, Wine

Paul Cluver Village Pinot Noir

I could lose my fortune to pinot noir. It’s the hardest grape to grow and pretty much the most expensive to buy. I’ve carted huge maps of Burgundy from England to Melbourne, Sydney and back again and now to Johannesburg such is my love of this fickle grape. Sadly, though, I’ve found that more than any other variety, pinot noir is ruined by a volatile fault, ethyl acetate. Panting for pinot noir My palate and nose have an unfortunate calibration […]