Producing first-class Pinot Noir
is one of the supreme disciplines in viticulture
. Hardly any variety is robbed of its original advantages more quickly, nowhere does the path to the top have so many trapdoors. The great Pinots of this world are a unique combination of substance and elegance, density and light-footedness, concentration, complexity, depth, finesse and tension. And something almost always falls by the wayside in the end when trying to achieve this ideal.