Originating in Burgundy France, named after its pine cone shaped grape clusters (Pinot) and the fruits black colour (Noir).
Its a cooler climate grape thats now grown in America, Australia, New Zealand that wine lovers obsess over, watch the movie “Side Ways” as a great example.
Appreciating the subtlety of Pinot was once described to me by saying “Imagine listening to your favourite song in the car full volume, big drums, big guitar, a lot of noise to sing a yell along with. Now turn it down to volume 3, some song, but now you need to listen, concentrate and enjoy."
World Regions: France, Austria, USA (Oregon) New Zealand (Central Otago), Australia (Tasmania, Mornington)
Glass: Large Red, bowl-shaped, allow wine to breathe
Storage Temperature: 12-18 degrees
Serving Temperature: 14 degrees
Flavour Characteristics: Light and Fruity, Cherries, Raspberries, Aromas of the Forres Floor
Tannin Level: Medium
Food Match: Lamb, Roast Duck, Tuna
Sauce: Mushroom, Light Medium Red Sauce
Herb Match: Chives, Nutmeg, Clove, Cinnamon
Dessert: Crème Brule, Chocolate Mousse
Cheese: Soft Rich, Brie