The Best Value Pinot Noirs - The Winners of Falstaff's First International Pinot Noir Trophy

Pinot Noir is one of France's oldest grapes

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Pinot-Noir-grapes

Pinot Noir is one of France's oldest grapes

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Pinot lovers rejoice! If one thing became clear with this Trophy – open to any Pinot Noir with a retail price of up to £25/US$35 – it is that there is so much great value Pinot Noir everywhere – and it is delicious. 

Falstaff Trophies

Blind tastings are an integral part of every magazine that covers wine. At Falstaff, both in our quarterly print editions and online at falstaff.com, we will will feature themed wine competitions – which we call “Trophies” – to pitch wines against each other under a common theme, be it varietal, regional or stylistic.

The entries for this first-ever Trophy run by Falstaff International rather neatly split themselves into two, so we divided them in the fairest way possible. Half of our entries were global; the other half were from Germany where the German-language edition of Falstaff is already a well known publication.

We thus have international winners and German winners.

Here they are - and further below is the link to all the tasting notes

The Winners of Falstaff's Great Value Pinot Noir Trophy

FIRST PLACE INTERNATIONAL

2019 Saint Clair Family Estate Pinot Noir Pioneer Block

Saint Clair Pioneer Block 14 Pinot Noir 

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SECOND PLACE INTERNATIONAL

2018 Kuentz-Bas Pinot Noir Trois Châteaux

2018 Kuentz-Bas Pinot Noir Trois Châteaux

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THIRD PLACE INTERNATIONAL

2018 Kalfu Kuda Pinot Noir

2018 Kalfu Kuda Pinot Noir

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FIRST PLACE GERMAN PINOT NOIR

2018 Künstler Spätburgunder Hochheimer Stein

2018 Künstler Spätburgunder Hochheimer Stein

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SECOND PLACE GERMAN PINOT NOIR

2018 Oliver Zeter Pinot Noir Reserve

2018 Oliver Zeter Pinot Noir Reserve

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THIRD PLACE GERMAN PINOT NOIR

2019 CHRISTIAN BAMBERGER SPÄTBURGUNDER VULKANGESTEIN 7

2019 Christian Bamberger Spätburgunder Vulkangestein 7

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ALL TASTING NOTES OF THE 2021 BEST VALUE PINOT NOIR TROPHY

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