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PINOT NOIR

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โšซ black variety

๐Ÿ‘๏ธ light to medium colour

๐Ÿ’ง medium to high acidity

๐ŸŒณ low to medium tannins

๐Ÿฅƒ medium alcohol

๐Ÿ’ช light to medium body

๐Ÿš€ light to medium intensity

๐Ÿ‡ primary aromas of raspberry, cherry, plum, blackberry

๐ŸŒถ๏ธ secondary aromas of vanilla, toast, clove

โŒ› tertiary aromas of mushroom, leather


Key production areas

๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท France: Champagne, Burgundy, Alsace

๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น Italy: Lombardy, Aosta Valley, Trentino Alto Adige

๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช Germany: Baden, Ahr, Pfalz, Rheingau

๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spain: Catalonia

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ USA: California, Oregon

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Chile: Aconcagua, Southern

๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฟ New Zealand: Wairarapa, Marlborough, Nelson, Canterbury, Central Otago

๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ Australia: Tasmania, Victoria

๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ South Africa: Cape South Coast

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง UK

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ญ Switzerland

๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ Slovenia


Insights

Being early ripening, it thrives in cool climate, that will enable to preserve its delicate aromas (it can otherwise become quite jammy in too hot areas).


There are so much styles produced, from light and fruity style, to fuller body and more concentrated. The latter, often matured in oak barrels, has the structure and complexity to age for decades. Pinot noir is also one of the major grape variety used in traditional method sparkling wines, bringing body and red fruit flavours.


Wines usually reach premium to super-premium prices. First, because pinot noir can be difficult (and therefore costly) to grow, being a sensitive grape variety (to spring frosts and diseases). Second, because it is very popular among consumers.


Favourite cuvee

๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท Domaine Ballorin, Morey-Saint-Denis Trรฉs Girard



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