Pinot Noir has long been known as an aristocratic grape variety in France. This lady is very sensitive to her surroundings. Fragile, easily broken by external influences. Bringing the taste of the homeland, the land of grape growing around the world, captivated many diners.
Pinot Noir’s hometown is France
Burgundy, France is home to the Pinot Noir grape variety. Here, Pinot Noir is the grape that produces the signature red wine. In addition to France, this grape is also grown in many parts of the world. Typically, the US, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Australia, Chile, etc. The United States is the place to grow and produce Pinot Noir wine much after France. In France, Pinot Noir is planted along narrow slopes facing east, facing south of Dijon. Burgundy is a very old wine region and was first cared for by Cistercian monks in the Middle Ages.
In terms of origin and history. The first Pinot Noir vines were found about 1000 years before Cabernet Sauvignon. And this is also one of the oldest grape varieties in the world.
Pinot Noir is a fragile girl .
Pinot Noir is very sensitive to climate. Just a small change is that this girl will “sick” and weaken immediately. Quality is easily affected by the external environment. Pinot Noir loves cool, pleasant climates. So slopes in temperate countries are often suitable for Pinot Noir.
A special thing about this grape variety. The climate, natural conditions and soil for growing Pinot Noir grapes are similar to Chardonnay white grapes. So it can be said that where there is Pinot Noir, there is Chardonnay. Chardonnay is actually related to Pinot Noir. It is a natural cross of Pinot Noir and Gouais Blanc (near extinct variety).
Wine flavors made from Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir exhibits the distinctive style of the place where it is grown. Therefore, Pinot Noir grown in different places has different flavors. Depending on the color, climate or soil of that area.
In France, this grape wine is flavored with Cherry, Hibiscus, Rose Petal, Mushroom, POUND Soil. The drops of Pinot Noir made here are floral and earthy. Winemakers here often choose to ferment the entire cluster of grapes. This increases the amount of tannin in the wine. Doing this can create an early bitter taste. But wine has a long aging time, up to 20 years.
In California – USA, wine made from Pinot Noir has flavors from Cherry, Raspberry, Allspice, Darjeeling Tea, Vanilla. The climate here is too warm for Pinot Noir. But areas with a cool climate, with winds blowing from the Pacific Ocean are good conditions for this grape to grow. So, in California, this grape variety is grown mainly in the Napa valley, Sonoma. Or the central coast of California. The flavors of California Pinot Noir wines are usually very rich. The main flavor is usually fruity and has a fresh look. Clear skies and controllable temperatures allow farmers to choose the best time to pick their grapes.
Pinot Noir won the hearts of many.
Pinot Noir is a light-bodied wine, so Pinot noir easily wins the hearts of white wine lovers. Moreover, wine made from Pinot Noir is a type of wine that is loved by many diners of many different styles and segments. Countries that love rosés often prefer Pinot Noir because Pinot Noir is the ingredient for making fine rosés. Making rosés from Pinot Noir is also very difficult. Because this girl is very sensitive to the weather, the right time to harvest has caused many difficulties for winemakers.
Dishes that go well with Pinot Noir
Wines made from Pinot Noir often pair well with dishes made with poultry, salmon and red meats. Specifically, spicy grilled chicken, Oregon lake fish donuts, Portobello Penne Pasta casserole, grilled ribs, Moroccan stuffed squash, grilled tuna, roasted duck, etc.
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