List Page Learn About Content Graphic

French Pinot Noir

Learn about French Pinot Noir, common tasting notes, defining characteristics and more ...

undefined, null

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.

Filter by
47 Items
47 Items
  • Hugel Jubilee Pinot Noir 1997
    Pinot Noir from Alsace, France
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $27.99
      Try the
      27 99
      27 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Laboure Roi Cotes de Nuits Villages 1997 Front Label
      Laboure Roi Cotes de Nuits Villages 1997
      Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France
        0.0 0 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $18.99
        Try the
        18 99
        18 99
        Save $0.00 (0%)
      • Louis Jadot Fixin 1997 Front Label
        Louis Jadot Fixin 1997
        Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France
          0.0 0 Ratings
          Currently Unavailable $22.49
          Try the
          24 49
          22 49
          Save $2.00 (8%)
        • Louis Jadot Volnay Clos de la Barre Premier Cru 1997
          Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France
            0.0 0 Ratings
            Currently Unavailable $45.49
            Try the
            48 99
            45 49
            Save $3.50 (7%)
          • Laboure Roi Gevrey Chambertin 1997
            Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France
              0.0 0 Ratings
              Currently Unavailable $37.99
              Try the
              37 99
              37 99
              Save $0.00 (0%)
            • Joseph Drouhin Cote de Beaune Villages 1997 Front Label
              Joseph Drouhin Cote de Beaune Villages 1997
              Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France
                0.0 0 Ratings
                Currently Unavailable $20.49
                Try the
                20 49
                20 49
                Save $0.00 (0%)
              • Bouchard Pere & Fils Nuits-St. Georges Premier Cru Clos St. Marc 1997 Front Label
                Bouchard Pere & Fils Nuits-St. Georges Premier Cru Clos St. Marc 1997
                Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France
                  0.0 0 Ratings
                  Currently Unavailable $47.99
                  Try the
                  47 99
                  47 99
                  Save $0.00 (0%)
                • Antonin Rodet Chateau de Rully Rouge 1997 Front Label
                  Antonin Rodet Chateau de Rully Rouge 1997
                  Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France
                    0.0 0 Ratings
                    Currently Unavailable $16.99
                    Try the
                    16 99
                    16 99
                    Save $0.00 (0%)
                  • Bouchard Pere & Fils Gevrey-Chambertin 1997 Front Label
                    Bouchard Pere & Fils Gevrey-Chambertin 1997
                    Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France
                      0.0 0 Ratings
                      Currently Unavailable $35.99
                      Try the 2015 Vintage 59 99
                      38 99
                      35 99
                      Save $3.00 (8%)
                    • Louis Jadot Nuits St. Georges 1997 Front Label
                      Louis Jadot Nuits St. Georges 1997
                      Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France
                        0.0 0 Ratings
                        Currently Unavailable $51.99
                        Try the
                        57 99
                        51 99
                        Save $6.00 (10%)
                      • Joseph Drouhin Pommard 1997
                        Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France
                          0.0 0 Ratings
                          Currently Unavailable $44.49
                          Try the
                          47 99
                          44 49
                          Save $3.50 (7%)
                        • Louis Jadot Vosne-Romanee 1997
                          Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France
                            0.0 0 Ratings
                            Currently Unavailable $47.99
                            Try the
                            47 99
                            47 99
                            Save $0.00 (0%)
                          • Louis Jadot Marsannay Rouge 1997 Front Label
                            Louis Jadot Marsannay Rouge 1997
                            Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France
                              0.0 0 Ratings
                              Currently Unavailable $24.99
                              Try the
                              24 99
                              24 99
                              Save $0.00 (0%)
                            • Joseph Drouhin Gevrey-Chambertin 1997 Front Label
                              Joseph Drouhin Gevrey-Chambertin 1997
                              Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France
                                0.0 0 Ratings
                                Currently Unavailable $48.49
                                Try the 2017 Vintage 73 99
                                48 49
                                48 49
                                Save $0.00 (0%)
                              • Joseph Drouhin Nuits-Saint-Georges 1997
                                Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France
                                  0.0 0 Ratings
                                  Currently Unavailable $42.99
                                  Try the
                                  45 99
                                  42 99
                                  Save $3.00 (7%)
                                • La Poussie Sancerre Rouge 1997 Front Label
                                  La Poussie Sancerre Rouge 1997
                                  Pinot Noir from Sancerre, Loire, France
                                    0.0 0 Ratings
                                    Currently Unavailable $21.99
                                    Try the
                                    23 49
                                    21 99
                                    Save $1.50 (6%)
                                  • Bouchard Pere & Fils Volnay Caillerets Ancienne Cuvee Carnot Premier Cru (375ML) 1997 Front Label
                                    Bouchard Pere & Fils 1998 Volnay Caillerets Ancienne Cuvee Carnot Premier Cru (375ML) 1997
                                    Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France
                                      0.0 0 Ratings
                                      Currently Unavailable $25.99
                                      Try the
                                      25 99
                                      25 99
                                      Save $0.00 (0%)
                                    • Albert Bichot Pommard Les Clos du Pavillion 1997
                                      Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France
                                        0.0 0 Ratings
                                        Currently Unavailable $41.49
                                        Try the
                                        41 49
                                        41 49
                                        Save $0.00 (0%)
                                      • Marcel Deiss Burlenberg Pinot Noir 1997 Front Label
                                        Marcel Deiss Burlenberg Pinot Noir 1997
                                        Pinot Noir from Alsace, France
                                          0.0 0 Ratings
                                          Currently Unavailable $26.99
                                          Try the
                                          26 99
                                          26 99
                                          Save $0.00 (0%)
                                        • Joseph Drouhin Cote de Beaune 1997 Front Label
                                          Joseph Drouhin Cote de Beaune 1997
                                          Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France
                                            0.0 0 Ratings
                                            Currently Unavailable $23.99
                                            Try the
                                            23 99
                                            23 99
                                            Save $0.00 (0%)
                                          • Louis Latour Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 1997 Front Label
                                            Louis Latour Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 1997
                                            Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France
                                              0.0 0 Ratings
                                              Currently Unavailable $114.49
                                              Try the
                                              114 49
                                              114 49
                                              Save $0.00 (0%)
                                            • Alex Gambal Chapelle-Chambertin 1997
                                              Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France
                                                0.0 0 Ratings
                                                Currently Unavailable $51.99
                                                Try the
                                                51 99
                                                51 99
                                                Save $0.00 (0%)
                                              • Louis Jadot Pommard 1997 Front Label
                                                Louis Jadot Pommard 1997
                                                Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France
                                                  0.0 0 Ratings
                                                  Currently Unavailable $51.99
                                                  Try the
                                                  51 99
                                                  51 99
                                                  Save $0.00 (0%)
                                                • Louis Jadot Clos Vougeot 1997
                                                  Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France
                                                    0.0 0 Ratings
                                                    Currently Unavailable $93.49
                                                    Try the
                                                    93 49
                                                    93 49
                                                    Save $0.00 (0%)
                                                  • Bouchard Pere & Fils Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 1997 Front Label
                                                    Bouchard Pere & Fils Corton Charlemagne Grand Cru 1997
                                                    Pinot Noir from Burgundy, France
                                                      0.0 0 Ratings
                                                      Currently Unavailable $59.99
                                                      Try the
                                                      59 99
                                                      59 99
                                                      Save $0.00 (0%)
                                                    Sorry, we couldn't find any matches.

                                                    Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
                                                    Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

                                                    It's easy to make the switch.
                                                    Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

                                                    Yes, Update Now
                                                    Cheers to You!

                                                    New customers: $20 off $100+. Code NEW2020

                                                    New customers: $20 off $100+. Code NEW2020

                                                    There was an error redeeming your code.

                                                    *New customers only. One-time use per customer. Order must be placed by 10/31/2020. The $20 discount is given for a single order with a minimum of $100 excluding shipping and tax. Items with pricing ending in .97 are excluded and will not count toward the minimum required. Discount does not apply to corporate orders, gift certificates, StewardShip membership fees, select Champagne brands, Riedel glassware, fine and rare wine, 187ML splits, and all bottles 3.0 liters or larger. No other promotion codes, coupon codes or corporate discounts may be applied to order.

                                                    Search for ""

                                                    Processing Your Order...