|Anne Krebiehl reports from the Wine Institute of California’s Cool Climate Pinot Noir Seminar
|Tuesday, 19 March 2013 09:32|
|Is it possible to discuss Californian Pinot Noir without mentioning the “S” word? Apparently not, since the packed audience at Monday’s Cool Climate Pinot Noir Seminar, held at the California Annual Tasting in Westminster, was treated to a video message by Rex Pickett, author of the notorious Pinot flick Sideways.In a somewhat unfocused message, the writer made a leap straight from Californian Pinot Noir in general to Pinot from the Sonoma Coast, ironically hailing this cool region as “the hottest place” for Pinot Noir, producing wines that have “finesse, lower alcohol and are not manipulated”.This varietal theme was chosen because it was felt that somehow Californian Pinot Noir had been overlooked, with most US Pinot Noir mentions going to Oregon.Four panellists had each chosen two wines to present. First up was Keith Isaac MW, general manager of Patriarche Wines and long-time importer of Californian wines. “What defines cool climate in California is not latitude and altitude,” he stated. Focusing chiefly on climate, he explained that the California coast was made up of “quite warm areas moderated by wind and fog”.Voor het uitgebreide artikel even de bron aanklikken.
Bron: Anner Krebiehl on Harpers’s