PINOT NOIR GRAPE (aka Varietal)




Origin: France (very ancient grape)


Young:

Red Fruit

Cola

Herbs

Forest Floor


Mature:

Mushroom

Spice

Barnyard


Best From:


France: Champagne, Cote d' Or

Italy: Trentino

USA: California, Oregon

New Zealand: Marlborogh

Australia: Yarra Valley, Tasmania


Fun Facts:


The Diva of Grapes

Likes a cool Climate

Tight grape cluster promoting rot

Thin skinned and delicate


Promoted by the 2004 movie Sideways which boosted sales.