Notturno Dei Calanchi 2011, Orvieto, Italy
Let’s be clear, this is a wine that shouldn’t exist. Pinot Noir doesn’t grow easily anywhere. But especially not somewhere like balmy Orvieto/Lazio. How do we get this ripe, elegant red with red and forest fruits? By being high up and on freshness-inducing volcanic soil. This is so good with duck (we had this whilst filming) and beef, but also works with Pork and ratatouille.