Pinot Meuniere is to Pinot Noir what Merlot is to Cabernet Sauvignon. It is a softer, less tannic grape with fleshy flavours. I am drinking the 2006 Main Ridge Pinot Meuniere. This grape is rare in Australia, it is even rarer to find a dedicated bottling from it. Usually it is a small component in some bubblies.
This wine is well suited to be drunk in summer. It is delicious. Not as serious as the good Pinots from this estate, it smells of fresh red cherries, it is very clean and has enough forest floor in the flavour spectrum to avoid the 'fruit bomb' problem. Hard to stop after a glass or two.