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Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir Wine Grapes
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Grape Facts

Skin Color
Grape Species
Grape Origin
Preferred Soil
Alternative Names
Blauburgunder, Spätburgunder

Pinot Noir wine is produced from red grapes but it is much lighter in color than other red wines. Pinot Noir flavors and aromas include roses, fruits, black cherry, berry, and currant. Other Pinot Noir characteristics include high acidity and low tannins. Pinot Noir's flavor depends heavily where it is grown and how the wine maker treats it, so a good winery can produce exceptional wines. However, Pinot Noir is finicky and can produce poor wines even when the wine maker does things right.

Alternative Names for Pinot Noir

  • Blauburgunder
  • Spätburgunder

Pinot Noir Flavor & Aromas

  • Roses
  • Fruit
  • Black Cherry
  • Berries
  • Currant
  • Plum

Other Pinot Noir Characteristics

  • Fruit Forward
  • Medium-to-High Acidity
  • Medium-to-Low Tannins
  • Low-to-High Body (better quality = more body)

Food Pairing and Pinot Noir

  • Most Meats (except for wild game)
  • Grilled Poultry
  • Grilled Fish
  • Grilled Pork
  • Grilled Beef
  • Grilled Lamb

Pinot Noir Aromas

Pinot Noir Flavors

Pinot Noir Character Profile

smooth acidity soft tannins

Food Pairing with Pinot Noir

Cuisines to Eat with Pinot Noir

Pairing Pinot Noir with Cheese

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Types of Red Wine: Pinot Noir Wine Facts

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