Decanter’s March 2012 cover story is entitled “Burgundy and Beyond”, an issue dedicated to Pinot Noir. Benjamin Lewin MW writes the cover article in search of Pinot Noir outside Burgundy that exhibits both typicity and a complexity and quality comparable Burgundy. He names a total of 12 Pinot Noirs to challenge Burgundy, from California, Switzerland, Oregon, the Loire Valley, Alsace, Alto Adige, Ahr, Victoria, and New Zealand. Dog Point Pinot Noir 2007 is named and pictured, with the following note:
“Bursting with fruit in a similar aroma and flavor spectrum as Beaune or Pommard. Tarry nose opening into earthy strawberries. The palate has full-force earthy strawberry fruit, with glycerin bringing and opulence to the finish. Too powerful for true elegance but has bags of character.”
A huge endorsement not only of Dog Point’s Pinot Noir within New Zealand (there is only one other NZ producer named), but globally.
Click on the images below to see the cover and the feature on Dog Point.