Pinot Noir is one of the most ancient cultivated grapes, and is thus especially susceptible to mutation, giving rise most famously to Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris, varietals that are virtually identical to Pinot Noir genetically, yet quite different in expression.
Generally we think of Pinot Noir as a red wine, and Pinot Blanc/Gris as white wines. But this duality is problematized by the practices of growers in regions across Europe that make wine from Pinot grapes.
Chad Stock of Minimus is interested in the possibilities offered by the Pinots to make wines that don't fit into these boxes: textured, savory, fruity, and earthy, not just white or red.
We are pouring two Minimus wines that offer very different expressions of Pinot, alongside two old world producers we admire who work with Pinot in ways that offer context on Chad's wines.
Minimus Disagris 2015
Minimus #22 Pinot 2016
Foradori Fuoripista Pinot Grigio 2015
Schafer-Frohlich Blanc de Noir 2016