As the pre-eminent grape of Burgundy, Pinot Noir has become a global yardstick for premium wine among winemakers and discerning consumers. Pinot is a very demanding grape, but in the right hands, it has a wonderful ability to express the complexities of the local terroir. Now grown around the world—including Australia, New Zealand, America and Germany—the grape produces vastly different wines. Traditionally, though, it is light-bodied and has characters of raspberry, cranberry, truffle, and allspice. Pinot Noir's silky tannins and bright acidity pairs brilliantly with wide-ranging dishes, from pasta and roasted chicken to cheese boards and salads with balsamic vinaigrettes.
Located in the south-west Boojarah region of Western Australia, Pemberton is one of the younger wine regions of Australia. Surrounded by the majestic Karri forests, the vineyards here are picturesque. With a cool climate, southern latitude and high altitude, the region is a prime location to produce superb Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon.