Cards of Wine

Pinot Noir (France)

Pinot Noir originates from Burgundy in France.

Pinot Noir Flavors

The flavors of Pinot Noir can fan out like the colors of a Peacock Tail.

Great Pinot Noirs can show a crescendo of flavors, growing intensity, and a good finish.


Red Cherry
Red
Cherry
Strawberry
Strawberry
Raspberry
Raspberry
Cranberry
Cranberry
Black Cherry
Black
Cherry
Bluberry
Bluberry
Blackberry
Blackberry
Black Currant
Black
Currant
Plum
Plum
Herbs
Herbs
Rose
Rose
Violet
Violet

After Fermentation


Barrel
Barrel
Mushroom
Earth
Cloves
Cloves
Bread
Yeast

After Aging


Vanilla
Vanilla
Caramel
Caramel
Coconut
Coconut
Licorice
Licorice
Truffle
Truffle
Cinnamon
Cinnamon
Coffee
Coffee
Leather
Leather

Profile

Pinot Noir is famous for a silky mouth feel, low tannins, lovely fruit aromas, and good acidity:

BODYLight
TANNINSLow
FRUITMedium
ACIDITYMedium - High
Serving temperature:
14-15°C (57-59°F)
Cru 15-16°C (59-61°F)

Food Pairing


Antipasti
Antipasti
Salami
Salami
Ham
Ham
Soup
Soups
Pasta
Pasta
Mushroom
Mushroom
Risotto
Risotto
Truffle
Truffle
Pizza
Pizza
Sandwitch
Sandwitch
Hamburger
Hamburger
Chili
Chili
Goose
Goose
Duck
Duck
Rabbit
Rabbit
Pork
Pork

Pinot Noir is very food friendly and can be paired with a wide variety of dishes, especially grilled or roasted white meat.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Charcuterie. Salmon. Tuna.
Mushroom. Truffle.
Roasted Mushrooms. Mushroom Risotto.
Soups. Beef Burgundy.
Grilled. Roasted White Meat.
Poultry. Duck. Goose. Rabbit.
Grilled Pork. Ham. Bacon.

Spices:
Basil. Cilantro. Coriander. Mint.

Cheese:
Comté. Brie. Camembert. Jarlsberg. Goat.

About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir originates from Burgundy in France where it has monopolized the region for centuries to become known as Red Burgundy.

Burgundy is located in the North East of France which translates into "cool climate" or "slow ripening".

Pinot Noir thrives in cooler regions all over the world.

The color of a Pinor Noir wine is often quite transparent, but light berry red or blue when young, and more brick orange red or brown when aged.

Pinot Noir is a thin-skinned grape and, as a consequence, the color of the wine is light red. Thin skin means also low tannins.

Pinot Noir synonyms: Pinot Nero. Pinot Negro. Spätburgunder. Blauburgunder.

Pinot Noir in France

The most famous (and expensive) Pinot Noir wines in the world come from Burgundy in France. The top regions are Côte d´Or (Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune) in North Burgundy.

The reason back this success is the unique terroir (limestone) and climate which gives a wide palette of sensory experience (Peacock Tail). This is also the reason why you never find the name of the grape variety (Pinot Noir) on the label, but only the place of production.

Read More

The name Pinot (Pine) Noir (Black) was given to the grape because the grape cluster looks like a black pine.

You can read more about the grape at Pinot Noir Grapes.

Pinot Noir is a World Classic. It is one of the most cultivated grapes in the world. and famous for its ability of interpreting the terroir.

You can read more about the world wide production at Pinot Noir Regions.

The Ideal Glass

The Burgundy glass is the perfect glass for light and fruity red wines.

The glass is broader than other red wine glasses.

The larger bowl has the function of accumulating the aromas of delicate red wines. It also allows a proper swirling, channeling aromas upward.

In addition, the style of the glass directs the wine to the tip of your tongue for a better reception of the tastes.