The Best of the Best: 2020 Varietal Winners

2020 Pinot Noir Varietal Winners

The popular red grape variety pinot noir is renowned for its difficulty to master, yet when successful, it stands tall as one of the most eloquent and complex red wines in the world. It also pairs with almost any dish served, making it an all-round standout variety. This year, the category winner is a 99-point example from the Yarra Valley.

James Halliday on the 2020 Pinot Noir Varietal Winners

“Put these alongside burgundies at twice the price, and they won’t yield any ground. Yet the journey still has a long way to go, with new clones slotting in alongside MV6, an old clone unique to Australia. The average age of vines is also rising – the oldest are now over 40 years old. The ratings (including those for the 97-point wines) give you a roadmap for all the best regions.”

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