Pinot Meunier

Name of varietal: Pinot Meunier

Common synonyms: Meunier, Mullerebe, Schwarzriesling
 
Parentage of the grape: mutation of Pinot Noir
 
History of the grape: The name derives from the floury coating on the underside of the grape leaves; “meunier’ is French for “miller.” It grows mainly in the region of Champagne, and while rarely appears on a label, is one of the primary blending grapes in the distinguished sparklers along with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. It’s kind of the Kevin Spacey of grapes, with its important supporting roles adding additional characteristics like aromatics, brightness and acidity to the wine. In other parts of Europe such as Germany, Austria and Switzerland it is produced as a young, light, dry or off dry red varietal (Mullerebe or Schwarzrielsing) release as well as in blends both dry and sparkling. 
 
Characteristics of the grape: on its own very low in tannins, light-bodied, fruit-forward, somewhat acidic, cherry Read more »

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  • Mumm 'Prestige Cuvee' Napa Sparkling Wine NV

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    Nicely balanced. #54 of Top 100 of 2014. Read More

    Wine review by 453542Mr Dolce 453542 Mr Dolce


  • Anne de Laweis Alsace Pinot Gris Reserve 2012

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    I bought this bottle of wine from a shop in London's Kensington ... gris,like ... gris,like pinot blanc and pinot meunier is a mutation of pinot noir.Anne de Laweis was a lady who lived in Alsace in the 16th century whose name is now used by the Cave Kienzhein-Keyserberg co-operative.I started my bottle last night with my fish supper and I did... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Champagne really goes with everything. It’s the best wine for ... black ... black (Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier). The reason they can all be a part of our regular, clear champagne is that all the pigment is in the skin of the two black grapes, so that a quick pressing gives only the clear juice from the white flesh. But for rosé wine, the colo... Read More

    From the article A Thanksgiving Show-Stopper: Rose Champagne


  • Moet Hennessy is looking to sweeten the pot. The Champagne and cognac ... ... Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.Moet executives are hoping the new offering will appeal to millennials, an age group which marketers have identified as a crucial generation for winemakers who want to maintain growth in the United States. Moet CEO Jean-Guilla... Read More

    From the article New Chandon Sparkler To Release Nov. 1 in U.S.


  • An Australian leaf from LVMH’s portfolio, the little brother of Moet ... ... Chardonnay / Pinot Noir / Pinot MeunierAUD$32. The flagship vintage brut offered by Domaine Chandon is a consistent offering, coming in at 5.5grs. A multi-regional blend made from fruit from the Yarra and King Valleys. Youthful notes of lightly toasted white bread, re... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Domaine Chandon, Yarra...


  • I have had only one Ruths Chris experience, about 15 years ago.  I thought ... Pinot Noir, 44% Syrah, 4% Pinot Meunier, 3% Dolcetto and 1% Chardonnay.   That does sound interesting to me.The other one that catches my eye is the Charles Smith Merlot--another wine I've never tried, but I have never been misled by a Washington Merlot, and Charles ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • The bulk of my scientific training is actually physics, so when someone wants a ... same way you would a red. Pinot Meunier is also a good example--it's biologically PN because the DNA "profile"  (not the actual genomic sequence, however) says it is, but they diverged so markedly and so long ago that everyone except ampelographers treats them a... Read More

    Forum post in the topic So, Have You Heard of This?


  • With the authority of NG behind me, what can I say. She's the only one who actually has any business talking about this stuff!Anyhow, Fox - I'm really at the limits of my capacities here. Years ago when I was getting a degree in Biology my worst class by a mile was genetics. Maybe by several miles! So you can probably run laps around me.I know a... Read More

    Forum post in the topic So, Have You Heard of This?


  • California "Old Vine" wines, Zinfandel, especially, have been getting a lot of attention in the last few years.  I, certainly, have been paying more attention to them, lately, mostly as a result of the postings of Outthere on some of the historic vineyards in his neck of the woods.  He interested me enough to join the Historic Vineyard Society, ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic So, Have You Heard of This?


  • Imagery Estate Winery White Burgundy Carneros Napa County 2012

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    Very fruity/floral nose -- melons and green apples w orange blossoms. Similar fruit flavors on the palate with some hints of lemon. The apple/lemon descriptors show the acid backbone. Very light sipping wine that will be great on the patio in the summer. US$30.00 from the winery's club Read More

    Wine review by EMark


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