All You Need To Know About Pinot NoirWritten by lanreePosted on 09 11, 2016
All You Need To Know About Pinot Noir
Pinot noir is a red wine grape variety of the species Vitis vinifera. The name may also refer to wines created predominantly from Pinot noir grapes. The name is derived from the French words for pine and black; the pine alluding to the grape variety having tightly clustered, pine cone-shaped bunches of fruit.
Pinot Noir was born in the Burgundy region of France, and it’s in Burgundy where the best of the varietal is still produced. Like many other regions of France, Pinot Noir producers do not refer to their wine as Pinot Noir, but instead call it red Burgundy, after the region where it’s made. The wines from Burgundy have flavors of ripe red berries, sweet black cherries, mushrooms and what sommeliers call forest floor, that smell you get from freshly fallen damp leaves.
The wine that goes well with all types of food, and is even light enough in alcohol to be drunk on its own. It is quite romanticized due to the difficulty in producing it.
sources: wikipedia, vinepair.com