July 2017 Wine of the Month Club Newsletter - page 7

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Last month, we featured the 490 Metres
Shiraz from Fowles that was a sensation.
This month we are even more ecstatic in
presenting their Pinot Noir.
I don’t remember tasting a Pinot Noir from
Australia, so it was with more than a touch
of trepidation that we gave it a go. To say
that I was completely taken by it is an
understatement. I even called the importer
to find out if I could get some for myself
and was saddened and mystified they no
longer plan on exporting it.
There isn’t much Pinot Noir in Australia.
Of the roughly 500,000 acres of grapes in
the country, a total of 8,000 are planted to
Pinot Noir. That’s about 1/10th the amount
planted in both France and the United
States. Yet, this one stands out more than
most we’ve tasted from anywhere.
First of all, Australia is known for big, robust
wines and the great Pinot Noir is not among
them. Yet Australia has some perfect areas
for this grape, as witnessed by our selection.
This is about as classic a rendition as could
be. It has that beautiful, bright magenta
hue, a sensual and engaging nose of cherry
blossom, mint and cedar, and a generous
helping of forward fruit on the palate.
Quite honestly, I don’t think many Pinots
are better. And at this price, you better sock
away plenty, because it certainly won’t be
around for long.
ITEM #: V0717R1IU
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Cherry Blossom, Mint
Lovely Cherry
Now through 2020
Light Meats and
Fowl
Bright Magenta
Lovely Fruit
Region: Central Victoria, Australia • Alcohol: 14.0%
FOWLES 490 METRES
Pinot Noir, 2013
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