Light and fruity
It comes from Burgundy and is used to make light, fruity red wines.
The Pinot Noir is the only red grape grown in Alsace. It comes from Burgundy and is used to make light, fruity red wines. It’s also used in certain Alsace Crémants like the Rosés and the Blancs de Noirs.
The eye, the nose, the palate
The wines made with Pinot Noir grapes are light and only slightly tannic, and can be served chilled or at room temperature. It’s a wine to be enjoyed young but some of the barrel-aged vintages could benefit from some aging. With aromas of cherry, blackberry and even raspberry, it can easily be served with red meats, certain cheeses and any charcuterie.
The Pinot Noir is quite pale compared to other red wines, with a fruity, cherry bouquet.
The tannins melt in the mouth, leaving way for the tastes of cherry, raspberry and blackberry.
Pinot Noir grapevines
Just like the Pinot Gris, the leaves are round and thick with sharp teeth. It’s difficult to tell the two varietals apart just by the leaves. The clusters are compact and cylindrical, with little berries that are dark purple or a very deep blue-black.
The Pinot Noir grows best in temperate areas and prefers a mix of limestone and clay soils.