10 outstanding Pinot Noirs from £10-50

5. £15-£20: Agit Optima, Claudio Giorgi, Pinot Nero, Oltrepò Pavese Riserva DOC, Lombardia, 2016

Among the examples priced from £15 to £20 from South America, Calfornia and New Zealand, we found out we had given an award to this wine from Italy. Sourced from Oltrepò Pavese in Lombardy, it comes from the Med’s answer to Burgundy, with this part of Italy famous for still reds made from Pinot. Showing plenty of ripe red fruit, and a touch of chocolate from barrel-ageing, the wine has a firm tannic edge, as well as a fresh acid finish.

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