Bolney Pinot Noir 2009
The 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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