The Pinot Noir grape

PINOT NOIR

Indigenous to Burgundy, this fabulous grape variety is a tricky customer to grow: get it right and you’ll taste some of the world’s best red wine, get it wrong and you’ll taste some of the worst. It’s a cool climate grape, which may frequently fail to ripen. Transplant to a warmer climate and it will ripen too soon. It’s thin-skinned so needs to be handled with care. The bunch is a mass of grapes – a haven for any number of diseases let alone rot. 

Pinot Noir is an important ingredient in Champagne and other quality sparking wines. It’s also finding top form in Oregon, USA and Central Otago, New Zealand; areas which are now rivalling Burgundy for the true home of Pinot Noir.

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  1. Domaine Taupenot-Merme Saint Romain Rouge
    Domaine Taupenot-Merme Saint Romain Rouge, 2014
    Burgundy
    Pinot Noir

    From £29.40 per bottle

  2. Domaine du Clos Frantin Vosne-Romanée
    Domaine du Clos Frantin Vosne-Romanée, 2014
    Burgundy
    Pinot Noir

    From £56.00 per bottle

  3. Cristom Vineyards Eileen Pinot Noir
    Cristom Vineyards Eileen Pinot Noir, 2014
    Oregon
    Pinot Noir

    From £62.50 per bottle

  4. Domaine Taupenot-Merme Morey-Saint-Denis
    Domaine Taupenot-Merme Morey-Saint-Denis, 2014
    Burgundy
    Pinot Noir

    From £54.85 per bottle

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