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'Six of the best Pinots (and a ring in) that you will ever find for under $30 a bottle.'
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  • Introducing the third ever My Wine Guy Pinot Provocateur Mixed Pack. All Pinot. All the time.

    Pinot is a grape variety we take awfully serious here at My Wine Guy, so much so that if we could just choose to sell Pinot, we probably would!  The bean counters probably wouldn't approve, but at least we would have some great staff drinks all the time. In our mind, nothing is more addictive and enticing than a well-made Pinot, and it shows in our willingness to pay that little bit more just to make sure we have a good Pinot on our hands. This is the idea behind the Pinot Provocateur series. We want to showcase the superstars of this varietal. Whether it be the top end of town, with Grand Cru Burgundy, or fufilling the age old question of 'what is the best Pinot for under $30?, we will have it. 

    Introducing the My Wine Guy Pinot Provocateur Pack #3

    Each pack contains one bottle of the following wines:

    2016 Murdoch Hill Pinot Noir                                                         (RRP - $38) 
    94 Points Nick Stock, Voted Young Gun Winemaker of the Year

    2015 Ata Rangi Crimson Pinot Noir                                               (RRP - $38)  
    18.5/20 Raymond Chan, 93 James Suckling and ‘New Zealand’s best-value Pinot Noir by a mile’, 91 Wine Front

    2015 Little Yarra Pinot Noir                                                             (RRP - $40) 
    95 Points Wine Front, 95 Points James Halliday

    2015 De Bortoli Riorret Lusatia Park Pinot                                    (RRP - $45)
    96 Points James Halliday

    2015 Pierre Chermette Vissoux Les Griottes Beaujolais              (RRP - $44)
    95 Points Gourmet Traveller Wine, and the winner of their Great Gamay Tasting 

    2016 Hughes & Hughes Tasmanian Pinot Noir                              (RRP - $33) 
    93 Points Wine Front


    2016 Murdoch Hill Pinot Noir                                                         (RRP - $38)  

    A regional selection of premium vineyards produce this vibrant style of Pinot Noir with classic strawberry and cherry fruits. A small percentage of whole bunch fermentation provides spice and structure to this joyful wine.

    2015 Ata Rangi Crimson Pinot Noir                                               (RRP - $38)  

    2015 marks 35 years on the land at Ata Rangi, our younger vines now aged from 5-20 years. In their youth, vines tend to be more fruit expressive, gaining more complexity with time. The 2016 very much shows a turning point from vibrant youth to tension and complexity that more mature vines bring. Aromatically this wine offers layers of flavours: violets, dark cherry and plum, notes of bitter chocolate and tobacco with a faint whiff of rabbit guts. There is a fresh vibrancy on the palate of acid and smooth tannins pulling the wine through to a long, salivating finish. 2016 started well with a gentle spring that encouraged even flowering and fruit set across the vineyards. Early summer was calm, without the winds that plagued 2015 and the vines were in great shape to deal with a hotter than average February. March saw a return to cooler conditions, a perfect finish to the season. The winemaking philosophy is the same as for our signature Pinot Noir; no enzymes or yeasts are added, providing a hands-off, traditional approach which we feel more truly expresses the site.

    2015 Little Yarra Pinot Noir                                                             (RRP - $40)  

    An excellent year for grape growing, the 2015 Pinot Noir has an elegance and vibrancy that's characteristic of the vintage. 

    Hand picked and sorted in the vineyard, our approach is one of less is more. Fermentation is in a single pot, with 30% whole bunches placed on top of the remaining destemmed whole berries. Left on skins for three weeks with daily pump overs to maximise aromatics, the finished wine is pressed and settled before going to French oak hogsheads (30% new) for 10 months maturation. 

    Highly perfumed with an elegance and vibrancy that's characteristic of the vintage, the fruit is plump without being bulky, and is held together by a gentle tug of tannin. 

    340 dozen produced - Alc: 13.2% - pH: 3.55 - TA: 5.5

    2015 De Bortoli Riorret Lusatia Park Pinot                                    (RRP - $45) 

    Located at Woori Yallock in the upper reaches of the Yarra Valley. Extraordinary north facing vineyard recently purchased by the De Bortoli family from Kate and Stephen Shelmerdine. Planted in 1985, close vine spacing, lots of manual work in the vines, deep red basalt soils. Typically produces fine minerally, age worthy Chardonnay.

    2016 was warm and dry. Good rain in late January settled things down and the harvest was mild but quite early.

    Light to medium colour with green edge. Minerally, delicate, oatmeal and fine. Tightly structured, brioche, almond, super dry and a classic briny finish.

    Hand picked, chilled, hand sorted and whole bunch pressed. Juice is allowed to settle for about an hour then racked to barrel to complete fermentation using natural yeast. The wine completes malolactic fermentation to reduce the prominence of primary fruit characters and is then stirred intermittently until spring. In December, the wine is gravity racked and then bottled in early February.

    Alc/Vol: 12.6%, pH: 3.15, TA: 6.2 g/L

    2015 Pierre Chermette Vissoux Les Griottes Beaujolais              (RRP - $44) 

    Screwcap. Les Griottes means "the small cherries" and it is drawn from 15-35 year old vines grown on dark, granite soils around the Chermette homestead in Saint Vérand (southern Beaujolais). Here we have yet another reference jolie vin from this Beaujolais master. On the palate you'll find all the juicy texture, prancing fruit, and crunchy, bright acidity of a great Beaujolais vintage. Naturally fermented and raised in a mix of the family's ancient concrete vats and steel, this gives you a great insight into the vintage with a lifted fragrance of market-fresh berries, lilac and cherrystone. In the mouth there is wonderful, sweet flesh and mouth-watering freshness.

    2016 Hughes & Hughes Tasmanian Pinot Noir                              (RRP - $33)  

    A limited volume of only 3840 bottles were produced.

    Fruit sourced from the east, the north and the south. The finished wine has a vibrant ruby colour and great crunchy red fruit and floral aromas. The palate has soft tannins with good acidity and length.


  • 2016 Murdoch Hill Pinot Noir

    'A ultra-refined red with plum, strawberry and chocolate character. Medium body, super silky tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Focused and polished. Pure silky. Drink now. Screw cap.'
    94 Points - Nick Stock

    'Hello again, Murdoch Hill. One of the most consistently good wine producers coming out of South Australia, with a raft of interesting wines, side by side with more ‘classic’ renditions, and all typically well priced. Here’s a more classic rendition.

    Cherry pip, rose hip, musk and pot pourri. A pretty start from first sniff. Lithe and yet frisky in the palate. More of the red cherry and rose hip jostle going on, a swish of faint, feathery tannins and a brisk, cool acid freshness that drags the pure, fresh fruit flavours long. It’s such a lovely wine to drink, easy as, fun, fresh and vital. No brainer.'
    91 Points, Mike Bennie

    Michael Downer (Winemaker at Murdoch Hill) - Young Gun Winemaker of the Year 2017

    2015 Ata Rangi Crimson Pinot Noir

    'Everything a ‘young vine’ Pinot Noir should be – fresher, lighter, more accessible, and not sharper, harsher or greener as many second labels can be. Moderately deep ruby-red with youthful purple hues. The fruit flavours of dark-red berry fruits are fresh, vibrant, ripe and bright, with nuances of fresh herbs. This has wonderful primary fruit lift and fragrance. On palate just so juicy and succulent, with plush and vibrant dark red cherry and berry fruits, subtle herbal lift, very fine extraction and refreshing acidity. The wine has linearity and seriousness at the core. But it is just delicious'
    18.5/20 Raymond Chan                                        

    'New Zealand's best-value pinot noir, hands down. Polished, bright and fragrant red cherry fruits take center stage on the nose with little in the way of embellishment or distraction. The really pure red cherry and boysenberry pinot fruits come complete with a subtle twist of spice and are evenly ripened and nicely caught. The palate has a gently rainy tannin texture and some bright and tart cherry fruits. Nice and juicy, super bright, upbeat and fresh. Drink now'
    93 Points, Nick Stock (

    'Crimson is the ‘entry level’ Ata Rangi pinot noir but also a wine that helps fund a charitable conservation trust that looks to preserve some native trees known as Rata in New Zealand. Important footnote when drinking this wine. Goodonya Clive Paton and Helen Masters.

    Hey, this is good lookin’. That pretty, sweet-and-floral suckers you. Smells like pot pourri, dark chocolate Turkish Delight and berries on briar, all at once. Supple to sip on. Sluice of cherry juice, fine web of tannins, barely there mocha kiss, finishes bright and faintly chalky. It’s super easy to drink but has enough concentration of flavour and direction to give a pinotphile some satisfaction. Nicely done.'
    91 Points - Mike Bennie, Wine Front


    2015 Little Yarra Pinot Noir                                                            

    'Anything the chardonnay can do, the pinot noir can do better. Well, almost.

    This is tip top. Depth of fruit, complexity to burn, dry lakes of tannin, length. It gives, it takes, it measures, it inspires. Macerated cherry, dry and fresh herbs, twigs, woodsmoke, a spot of positive reduction, chalk. There’s a stemmy bitterness to the aftertaste but rather than detract, it serves only to emphasise that this is neither sweet nor indeed overly eager to please. It’s just good, very, take it or leave it.'
    95 Points, Campbell Mattinson - The Wine Front

    'Excellent colour. It is a neat match with the chardonnay: an expressive bouquet and an energetic palate with red and black cherry fruit lighting the way; long finish and aftertaste.'
    95 Points - James Halliday

    2015 De Bortoli Riorret Lusatia Park Pinot                                  

    'The Lusatia Park Vineyard, at the entry to the Upper Yarra Valley, is now owned by De Bortoli, and will provide many outstanding wines in the years to come. This wine is all about purity and finesse, with a strict hands off approach to the whole berry fermentation. There are already hints of forest of violets and of fraises du bois, its gold medal in the Yarra Valley Wine Show '16 absolutely justified.'
    96 Points, James Halliday

    2015 Pierre Chermette Vissoux Les Griottes Beaujolais

    95 Points & Winner of the Gourmet Traveller Gamay Tasting (April/May Edition 2017)

    'Very deep purple/red colour. The aromas are mulberry-ish and soft, dark fruits, very ripe. The palate is soft and round, rich and ripe, with sweet berries galore and very soft fine tannins. Very good indeed. Beaujolais obviously had a ripper year in '15 as did Burgundy.'
    95 Points - Huon Hooke

    'Wines like this are the reason why people just love Beaujolais. Inky mixed-berry fruit, with bright acidity and a whisper soft palate. The colour is a beautiful deep crimson. No tannin grip here, just mouthfuls of ultra-plush, vibrant, black fruit. Highly recommended'
    93 Points - Toni Paterson

    'Bright violet. Vibrant cherry and dark berry aromas, along with lively floral and spice qualities. Silky and incisive, offering bitter cherry and blackberry flavors given lift by tangy acidity. Clean and nervy on the finish, which features hints of candied flowers and licorice'
    90 Points - Josh Reynolds,

    2016 Hughes & Hughes Tasmanian Pinot Noir                              

    'It’s tip top. Meat, style, complexity, mouthfeel, substance; you name it. Smoke and graphite, cherry-plum and twigs. Reduction as a positive influence. Uncompromised winemaking. Breathy with herbs and florals. Far more savouriness and smokiness than fruitiness, and yet it’s not under-fruited in any way. There’s a bit of challenge to this wine. A bit of dare. It quickly stares you down. It won’t necessarily be for everyone, but it’s quite a wine.'
    93 Points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front

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