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French Pinot Noir

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Pinot Noir is grown in many French regions but the greatest concentration is in the Champagne region. Here it is a key component, along with Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier, in the region’s famous sparkling wines, simply called, Champagne. On the eastern border with Germany, in Alsace, winemakers utilize it for both still and Sparkling Wines. In the Loire Valley it is used for red and rosé wines, namely in Sancerre. The Jura and Savoie also produce Pinot Noir, and small amounts are grown in higher altitude sections of southern France.

But the pinnacle of French Pinot Noir is unquestionably Burgundy, called Bourgogne locally. All top Burgundy reds are 100% Pinot Noir, with the finest—the Grand Crus—considered among the world’s most prestigious wines. The first recorded mentions of Pinot Noir in Burgundy date to the 14th century, though viticulture has been in the region for well over 2,000 years. For centuries Bourgogne was controlled by monastic orders that not only worked the vineyards but took meticulous notes about the wines that resulted from individual parcels. This detailed record-keeping led to the recognition that wines vary depending on the source of the grapes—even if made by the same person in the same way—and that certain sites consistently tend to produce superior wines.

These observations ultimately led to the designation of 33 Grands Crus (and over 600 Premiers Crus) vineyards. Most of these are in the small sloping area known as the Cote de Nuits, widely thought to be the ancestral and spiritual home of Pinot Noir. Bourgogne could also be said to epitomize the French concept of terroir—the combined sum of all-natural factors that affect a specific vineyard or parcel (called a climat). The notion of terroir lends itself perfectly to Pinot Noir, a thin-skinned grape that is highly reactive to its environment. When produced from exceptional sites, especially in fine vintages, the grape can lead to wines that are complex and sensual, with a subtlety and depth of flavor that make them both hedonistic and thought-provoking.

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  • Joseph Drouhin Beaune Clos des Mouches Premier Cru Rouge 2019  Front Label
    Joseph Drouhin Beaune Clos des Mouches Premier Cru Rouge 2019
    Pinot Noir from Beaune, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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  • Domaine Roux Pere & Fils Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Beaune Rouge 2019  Front Label
    Domaine Roux Pere & Fils Bourgogne Hautes Cotes de Beaune Rouge 2019
    Pinot Noir from Hautes Cotes de Beaune, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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  • Chateau de Santenay Hautes Cotes de Beaune Clos Philippe le Hardi Monopole 2019  Front Label
    Chateau de Santenay Hautes Cotes de Beaune Clos Philippe le Hardi Monopole 2019
    Pinot Noir from Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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  • Joseph Drouhin Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru 2019  Front Label
    Joseph Drouhin Chambolle-Musigny Premier Cru 2019
    Pinot Noir from Chambolle-Musigny, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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  • Domaine de la Pousse d'Or Chambolle-Musigny Les Groseilles Premier Cru 2019  Front Label
    Domaine de la Pousse d'Or Chambolle-Musigny Les Groseilles Premier Cru 2019
    Pinot Noir from Chambolle-Musigny, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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  • Joseph Drouhin Chambolle-Musigny 2019  Front Label
    Joseph Drouhin Chambolle-Musigny 2019
    Pinot Noir from Chambolle-Musigny, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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  • The Seeker Pinot Noir 2019  Front Label
    The Seeker Pinot Noir 2019
    Pinot Noir from Vin de France, France
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    • Joseph Drouhin Gevrey-Chambertin 2019  Front Label
      Joseph Drouhin Gevrey-Chambertin 2019
      Pinot Noir from Gevrey-Chambertin, Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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    • Bouchard Pere & Fils Reserve Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2019  Front Label
      Bouchard Pere & Fils Reserve Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2019
      Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France
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    • Faiveley Mercurey Rouge 2019  Front Label
      Faiveley Mercurey Rouge 2019
      Pinot Noir from Mercurey, Cote Chalonnaise, Burgundy, France
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      • Chateau de Santenay Bourgogne Pinot Noir Le Hardi 2019  Front Label
        Chateau de Santenay Bourgogne Pinot Noir Le Hardi 2019
        Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France
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        • Josephine Dubois Grande Reserve Pinot Noir 2019  Front Label
          Josephine Dubois Grande Reserve Pinot Noir 2019
          Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France
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          • Domaine Laroque Cite de Carcassonne Pinot Noir 2019  Front Label
            Domaine Laroque Cite de Carcassonne Pinot Noir 2019
            Pinot Noir from Languedoc, South of France, France
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          • Faiveley Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2019  Front Label
            Faiveley Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2019
            Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France
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            • Joseph Drouhin Beaune Greves Premier Cru 2019  Front Label
              Joseph Drouhin Beaune Greves Premier Cru 2019
              Pinot Noir from Beaune, Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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            • Chateau Haut-Blanville Grand Reserve Pinot Noir 2019  Front Label
              Chateau Haut-Blanville Grand Reserve Pinot Noir 2019
              Pinot Noir from Pays d’Oc, South of France, France
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              • Joseph Drouhin Laforet Pinot Noir 2019  Front Label
                Joseph Drouhin Laforet Pinot Noir 2019
                Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France
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                • Joseph Drouhin Cote de Beaune 2019  Front Label
                  Joseph Drouhin Cote de Beaune 2019
                  Pinot Noir from Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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                • Le Charmel Pinot Noir 2019  Front Label
                  Le Charmel Pinot Noir 2019
                  Pinot Noir from Pays d’Oc, South of France, France
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                  • Chateau de Santenay Bourgogne Pinot Noir Vieilles Vignes 2019  Front Label
                    Chateau de Santenay Bourgogne Pinot Noir Vieilles Vignes 2019
                    Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France
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                    • Joseph Drouhin Cote de Nuits Villages 2019  Front Label
                      Joseph Drouhin Cote de Nuits Villages 2019
                      Pinot Noir from Cote de Nuits, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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                      • Maison Chanzy Bourgogne Pinot Noir Les Fortunes 2019  Front Label
                        Maison Chanzy Bourgogne Pinot Noir Les Fortunes 2019
                        Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France
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                        • Bouchard Aine & Fils Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2019  Front Label
                          Bouchard Aine & Fils Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2019
                          Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France
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                          • Duboeuf Pinot Noir 2019  Front Label
                            Duboeuf Pinot Noir 2019
                            Pinot Noir from Pays d’Oc, South of France, France
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                            • Joseph Drouhin Cote de Beaune Villages 2019  Front Label
                              Joseph Drouhin Cote de Beaune Villages 2019
                              Pinot Noir from Cote de Beaune, Cote d'Or, Burgundy, France
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