Swiss Pinot Noir often manages to combine red fruit and notes of autumnal woods with cool and soft tannins. It is subtler in Vaud, bolder in Valais and Geneva, in Eastern Switzerland, it beats anything Germany can produce. Don't miss the unique Swiss "Oeil the Perdrix", a rosé of free run Pinot Noir juice that is dry and complex (and doesn't feel like rosé when tasted blind).
Austrian Pinot Noir is also delicious, often in a warmer style. In Austria it does not get the attention it deserves (neither does the Pinot Blanc or Pinot Gris). Yet, from the juicy Buchegger, the rich Klosterneuburg, the perfectly balanced Zull to the masterly oaked Lentsch and the lovely Pinot from Fischer, we have one impressive bottle after another. You can't go wrong.
Pinot Noir Suisse Vin de Pays Cave de La Cote UvavinsFresh fruity and typically Swiss Pinot Noir
Apologia Brut ProvinsAromatic sparkling from Valais
Dôle Balavaud Grand Cru Cave Jean Rene GermanierThe classic Valais blend, balanced and harmonious¨
Pinot Noir Balavaud Grand Cru Cave Jean Rene GermanierClassic Pinot