German Pinot Noir does itself a favour
31 Oct 2011 by Jancis Robinson
See also Revelling in Pinot and this video . Friday morning was great fun. Ten of us tasted blind 39 Pinot Noirs, almost half from Germany (a Schumacher Herxheimer 2009 failed to arrive), against the competition from elsewhere. This eagerly awaited taste-off (I had been receiving emails about it in advance from as far afield as Australia) was organised by the generic organisation Wines of Germany at the suggestion of Tim Atkin MW and Hamish Anderson, who buys wine for the Tate. When they toured German wineries together earlier this year they were so impressed by the quality of Germany's new-wave Spätburgunder that they...

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