Pinot Noir was first found in the Burgundy region of France. It is one of the most popular wines in the world.
Pinot Noir is grown in most wine-producing regions in both the old world and the new world. France is the top producer of Pinot Noirs. The United States is second and has in recent years started to become a larger producer of Pinot Noir. The Willamette Valley in Oregon and Sonoma County in California are known for great Pinot Noirs. Germany is the third-largest producer in the world.
The leaves of Pinot Noir grape are smaller than cabernet sauvignon grapes. The grape clusters are shaped similar to pine cones. Pinot Noir grapes are harder to grow than other grapes, the vines and leaves are more susceptible to disease. Pinot Noir Wine coloring is more of a garnet than a red, especially when the wine is young.
Pinot Noir is typically a lighter body wine with flavors of cherry, raspberries, and cranberries. People tend to view Pinot Noir as a romantic wine. Finish out the month of love with a glass of Pinot Noir.
Have you tried one of our Pinot Noirs recently? Stop by Vintner’s Hill and try one of our Pinot Noir’s by the glass or purchase a wine station card and sample one. Our wine station selection changes every other week.