I’m wondering if I might be able to ask the wisdom of the forum for some help.
I love Pinot Noir, but I’ve only really found New World pinots that I truly love and they mostly come from South Africa. I’ve enjoyed some from New Zealand too although I tend to find you get more for your money in SA. Same issue with Oregon - I have enjoyed some but a lot of them feel a bit confected for my taste and again I’ve found better value in SA.
I feel like I ‘should’ love Burgundy but for some reason I’ve been put off trying to get to know it until now. Maybe it’s the price or past disappointments but I’ve never quite got it. I’ve recently tried a few Bourgogne rouges including those from Pataille & Bellavoine but they just don’t do it for me - simple, fruity and ok but I can probably get more interest in Beaujolais or the Loire for that style.
Can I find the best bits of South African pinot in Burgundy (only better)? Looking at my favourite Pinot tasting notes they include the following: cherry, strawberry, raspberry, leather, smoke, tobacco, spice, forest floor.
I clearly like the oak ageing alongside those pure and fragrant fruit flavours.
So where do I look to in Burgundy? I know it’s a minefield and an expensive habit once you get sold on it but I’m happy to take the chance!
Appreciate any advice as to where to start.