Bolney Pinot Noir 2009

Bolney Pinot Noir 2009The latest vintage of the wine that beat Burgundy on BBC's The One Show, this is a great red on the lighter side of life.

So, when you want a break from the oaky big boys, head for its dark fruits and elegant seam of acidity.

A hint of savoury notes on the palate, this will evolve if you can wait.  Great with salmon – baked or smoked – and a lighter port-alternative for hard cheeses.

RRP £9.95, direct from the vineyard and a selection of pubs and restaurants, including the Bricklayers Arms in Putney.

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