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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  • You should never judge a grape by its color. This past week wine ... ... pinot moyen), hairy leaves (pinot meunier), different growth patterns (pinot droit), and waxless berries (pinot moure),” she wrote. Yet though the grapes have expressed their mutations in different ways, somatic changes to color don't signify a big difference in genetic i... Read More

    From the article Pinot Noir: Parent to a Rather Mutated Family

  • Everyone loves an excuse to celebrate, and nothing punctuates a celebration ... (Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunier) are less aromatic and more inclined to showcase the winemaking techniques developing complex spiced brioche notes.  In terms of climate, Prosecco has a soft, approachable acidity due to the warmer weather and naturally lo... Read More

    From the article The Great Prosecco Surge

  • "what besides cabs and chards have you tried lately"Don't know Vino - since Thanksgiving I've had one Chard and 7 Cabs, which is kind of high on the Cab side but my wife likes those. Had far more Tempranillo, which isn't an unusual grape, as well as more Syrah, Garnacha, Mencia, Nebbiolo and oddly, Mourvedre, and then the odd Harslevelu and Trep... Read More

    Forum post in the topic And now for something...

  • There are dozens of sparkling wines made around the world – Champagne ... ... the red Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, and the white Chardonnay. On the other hand, the Consejo Regulador de la Denominación de Origen del Cava – Regulatory Board for the Cava Denomination of Origin C.R. D.O. Cava, permits a much wider variety of grapes, mostly white... Read More

    From the article The Low-Down on Cava

  • Very good stuff. Used to drink a lot of several Philipponnats, though not so ... ... light and pure. Anyway, pinot meunier is my least favorite, especially when its flavor comes too far out front. Blending is definitely an ar Read More

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  • Pinot meunier is generally considered the runt of the champers grapes litter, though the best houses/masterblenders are adept at mixing it in creatively. Not only is it cheaper to produce, but many say it provides an anchor for their blends, particularly in the NVs.I've had champers that tasted like not-even-good vin mousseux because of too much... Read More

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  • When drinking champagne on the younger side, I'm definitely seeking out ... with plenty of Pinot and/or Pinot Meunie Read More

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  • I recently purchased two vintage ports, 1994 Rozes and 1997 Cockburns - they ... ... Rose mostly made up of Pinot Meunier... but can't remember the estate at the moment.&nbs Read More

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    Fine beads and slightly savoury. Read More

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