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Delicious Big Though Soft
Village Belle Barossa Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Region: Barossa Valley

Benjamin has come up trumps with this glorious, full flavoured, deeply coloured, though soft red, which reflects the variety. I preach to drink what is in the glass not a notion of what you think the maker, region, variety should taste like. This is not as simple as it seems and is on test with this Pinot Noir from a warm region, the Barossa Valley.

I told Benjamin to call it a Dry Red but he did not listen and it remains with its varietal name. I was surprised to find any Pinot was growing in the Barossa Valley and after tasting this the case grows to plant more so Benjamin has outsmarted me again.

Actually, I’m not a believer in the idea that each variety expresses itself best in some particular climate profile, and when grown outside that narrow range the wines have lesser flavours.

Different flavours yes, but in a business constantly swept by fashion there will never be a time to say what is right or wrong.


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