Cards of Wine

Spätburgunder - Pinot Noir (Germany)

In Germany, Spätburgunder ("Late Burgundian") is a common name for Pinot Noir.

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.

Pinot Noir in Germany

Spätburgunder is Germany's most planted red wine grape.

The German climate is good for producing Pinot Noir.

Spätburgunder wines are similar in character to Pinot Noir wines from Burgundy.

If aged, French barrels (barriques) are most often used.

High quality regions are Baden, Pfalz and Ahr.

In Germany there is also a smaller, early ripening, variety called Frühburgunder ("Early Burgundian") which is grown in Rheinhessen and Ahr.

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.