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Pinot Noir

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One of the most finicky yet rewarding grapes to grow, Pinot Noir is a labor of love for many. However, the greatest red wines of Burgundy prove that it is unquestionably worth the effort. In fact, it is the only red variety permitted in Burgundy. Highly reflective of its terroir, Pinot Noir prefers calcareous soils and a cool climate, requires low yields to achieve high quality and demands a lot of attention in the vineyard and winery. It retains even more glory as an important component of Champagne as well as on its own in France’s Loire Valley and Alsace regions. This sensational grape enjoys immense international success, most notably growing in Oregon, California and New Zealand with smaller amounts in Chile, Germany (as Spätburgunder) and Italy (as Pinot Nero).

Tasting Notes for Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is a dry red wine, typically diominated by red fruit—strawberry, raspberry and cherry with some heftier styles showing black plum and more delicate styles of Pinot giving citrus qualities. It is relatively pale in color with soft tannins and a lively acidity. With age Pinot Noir can develop hauntingly alluring characteristics of fresh earth, savory spice and dried fruit.

Perfect Food Pairings for Pinot Noir

Pinot’s healthy acidity cuts through the oiliness of salmon or texture of tuna but its mild mannered tannins give it enough structure to pair with all sorts of poultry: chicken, quail and especially duck. As the namesake wine of Boeuf Bourguignon, Pinot Noir has proven it isn’t afraid of beef. California examples work splendidly well with barbecue and Pinot Noir is also vegetarian-friendly—most notably with any dish that features mushrooms.

Sommelier Secrets for Pinot Noir

For administrative purposes, the region of Beaujolais is often included in Burgundy. But it is extremely different in terms of topography, soil and climate, and the important red grape here is ultimately Gamay, not Pinot Noir. Truth be told, there is a tiny amount of Gamay sprinkled around the outlying parts of Burgundy (mainly in Maconnais) but it isn’t allowed with any great significance and certainly not in any Village or Cru level wines. So "red Burgundy" still necessarily refers to Pinot noir.

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          Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon
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            Pinot Noir from Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
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            Peregrine Pinot Noir 2014
            Pinot Noir from Central Otago, New Zealand
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            Jules Taylor Pinot Noir 2018
            Pinot Noir from Marlborough, New Zealand
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            Pinot Noir from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
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              Pinot Noir from Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey, Central Coast, California
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                Pinot Noir from Monterey, Central Coast, California
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                Pinot Noir from Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey, Central Coast, California
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                Loveblock Pinot Noir 2018
                Pinot Noir from Central Otago, New Zealand
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              • Hacienda Araucano Humo Blanco Organic Pinot Noir 2018 Front Label
                Hacienda Araucano Humo Blanco Organic Pinot Noir 2018
                Pinot Noir from Colchagua Valley, Rapel Valley, Chile
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                Kim Crawford Pinot Noir 2018
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                  Siduri Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2018
                  Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon
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                  Innocent Bystander Yarra Valley Pinot Noir 2018
                  Pinot Noir from Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia
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                  Sea Sun by Charlie Wagner California Pinot Noir 2018
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                    Sean Minor 4B Pinot Noir 2018
                    Pinot Noir from Central Coast, California
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                    Villa Wolf Pinot Noir 2017
                    Pinot Noir from Pfalz, Germany
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