Pinot Noir is a french grape variety, originally grown in the Bourgogne region.
Pinot Noir is often described as a somewhat difficult variety to grow, as it requires extra-care to grow, being susceptible to Pierce’s disease and bunch rot, especially in cold, humid weather. So, constant surveillance and fine tunings are mandatory to improve yields.
When done right, all this attention pays off, that’s why Pinot Noir is acknowledge as a great variety to produce remarkable reds. That’s why many of the world’s greatest producers have it on their backyards, whether they’re in Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, England, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, the US, among others.
Pinot Noirs are usually full-bodied, textured wines, with notorious hints of violets and red fruits: raspberries, strawberries and cherries. As they age, they get spicier: cinnamon and mint arise. Great Pinot Noirs age fast, but they age to last, and the finest are good to be enjoyed in years. Pinot Noir pairs brilliantly with grilled salmon or swordfish, duck or roasted lamb, as well as with pretty much any recipe where mushrooms play the main role.