Pinot Noir – also known as Red Burgundy – is an ancient red grape variety that originated in the French region of Burgundy, where historic references date back over two thousand years.
Pinot Noir is a difficult grape to grow and is successfully produced only in cool to moderate regions of the world, such as California, Oregon, Germany, New Zealand, and Australia. Pinot Noir is a product of its region and shows earthier aromatics in old-world expressions and fruitier aromatics in new world expressions.
Pinot Noir grapes produce red-fruited wines with moderate body, tannin, and elevated acidity. When aged in new oak, Pinot Noir has added flavors such as vanilla and baking spices.
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