Pinot Noir

Species: Vitis Vinifera
Parentage: Unknown
Aliases: Blauburgunder, Spatburgunder, Rulanske modre
Grape Color: Black
Regions:  Chiefly associated with France’s Burgundy region. Also prevalent in Champagne, France; California; New Zealand


“With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Vanity Fair, once described of Pinot Noir. Also christening it as a fickle mistress, a minx, and as sex in a glass, wine critics have had no hesitation in oft comparing Pinot Noir to a woman.

With many qualities lending themselves to this parallel, the best is likely that the Pinor Noir grape is difficult. Difficult to cultivate. Difficult to transform into wine. Difficult to pinpoint in taste.

The Pinot Noir grape is grown in tightly clustered dark purple, pine-cone shaped bunches, the resemblance from which it gets its name. Considered to produce the finest wines in the world, its fame as a Noble grape goes hand in hand Read more »

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  • Faiveley Echezeaux 2002

    Snoothrank:

    today, 18 feb 2017 is a special day for me, where the benchmark of fine wine has been heightened even further. this one was an enigma, and it kept developing, developing, and developing, becoming more fruit forward as it breathes. every sip was a different experience! really summing to one single word - unbelievable! i do hope that i might be ab... Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • I must mention the joys of Rutherford Vintners Pinot Noir, Napa!I JUST DRANK 2012 AND IT IS WONDERFUL INDEED!   It was a very good year!  Check out RUTERFORD VINTNERS, here on SNOOTH. Read More

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  • Macon Terroir Maconnais 2015

    Snoothrank:

    I bought this bottle of wine from a local supermarket for £10.Macon is an ... ... from chardonnay and red from pinot noir and/or gamay.My bottle was produced by Terroir Maconnais but I have not been able to find out much about them but presume they are a co-operative or negociant house.I started the bottle last night with my supper of roast p... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Fixin Premiere Cru Clos du Chapitre Domaine Guy Dufouleur 1996

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    rich fruits and some soy, with bit of acidity; complex and layered Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • In the United Kingdom and Europe, English sparkling wine is taking wine ... with Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier now accounting for over 50 per cent of total varietal plantings, and growing. For the record, the most northerly commercial vineyard is near York in Yorkshire. Denbies in the beautiful Surrey hills is the largest vineyard co... Read More

    From the article This is the next big sparkling wine region.


  • Big Challenge AmourChampagne [pref from Mesnil] OystersRiesling - ... Fish ... Fish [King George Whiting]Pinot Noir - DuckGSM - Asian PorkShiraz - SteakCabernet Sauvignon - Roast Lamb or Aged CheddarChateau d'Yquem - Creme Brul Read More

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  • Brian,My colleague let me know that you came into the winery today to exchange ... bottle of 2007 Kiser En Bas Pinot Noir.  Unfortunately we are not able to provide an exchange for this wine.  I have records of your purchases with us going back to 2010 and I cannot find a transaction that has a bottle of this wine in it.  We hope you’ve enjoye... Read More

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  • Amour whilst sadly not a lot of wine consumption from my generation but my ... ... - Passing Clouds Mt Macedon Pinot NoirSo at least one of the Harvey's was in the spirit of Valentines&nbs Read More

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  • La Crema Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2014

    Snoothrank:

    Had this with lunch the other day. Imminently - immediately forgettable, with nothing of note to be remembered, so say I. However Tasting Panel has it at 90 points - Winemaker has this - 'Wild strawberry, red plum, rose petals and baking spice aromas. Bing cherry, cola, cranberry and black tea flavors. Lingering hints of mocha are cradled by sup... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


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