Topic: Grape

Pinot Noir... 6 Things To Know {pro/ pee-no nwahr}

by Alex

It is a rare red grape which prefers cooler climates, and winemakers often get passionate about it...

What is it famous for?

Pinot Noir grapes are made into one of the world’s most exclusive (and expensive) Burgundy wines: DRC (Domaine de la Romanée-Conti). Being a slightly “fickle” and “difficult” grape to grow, it is known as the “heartbreak” grape among winemakers, but for many, it is a lifelong passion. It's also famous for playing a starring role in the much-beloved wine road trip movie, Sideways.

Both vineyards and quantities of wine available are small, hence the invariably high price tags in France.

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Where does it grow?

It's the red grape of France’s Burgundy region, and largely considered to be at its very best there. Both vineyards and quantities of wine available are small, hence the usually higher price tags in France. However, within Europe, it also grows well in Germany where it is known as Spätburgunder.In the New World, it thrives in the cooler climate regions: it is grown extensively in New Zealand, in Victoria and Tasmania in Australia, in Oregon (US), in southern Chile, and in some areas of South Africa. It is also a component of Champagne and other top sparkling wines, such as the English sparkling variety.

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What does it taste like?

Pinot Noir tends to be relatively light in colour with a red fruit profile; think cranberries, raspberries, cherries and spice.

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Tastes great with:

Peking Duck, and mushroom-based dishes.

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