Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

The first mention for Pinot Noir appears under the name of Pinoz (plural for Pinot) back in 1394 in Saint-Bris-le-Vineux, at the Yonne department. At the very same year and place, a letter by Charles IV makes notice of a fifteen-year-old boy who had been hired to withdrew the Pinot Noir grapes harvest in order to avoid them being mixed with other varieties, who died as a result of the tremendous beating received from his master. 

Pinot Noir has an early budding and ripening, so it is likely to suffer from spring frosts and acariosis. It adapts well to temperate zones and clay-limestone soils. In warmer climates Pinot Noir ripens very quickly and its delicate berries tend to dry themselves and are exposed to sunburns. Limiting the production and fertility is recommended, especially when the clones are productive. It can produce many small clusters; it is delicate and sensitive to powdery mildew, downy mildew, botrytis cinerea, leafhopper insects and to the grapevine fan leaf virus (xiphinema index and closterovirus).

Pinot Noir is one of the most successful varieties worldwide. The best examples are produced in Burgundy, and show different features depending on the terroir where the grape has been produced, so it is proved the difficulty in adapting it to other climates so many wineries have given up after obtaining poor results. Due to its early ripening only the colder areas can have a long enough growing season to yield interesting wines.

Far from Burgundy, the most renowned regions for Pinot Noir wines are: continental (Jura, parts from Germany, Switzerland and Canada); low latitude regions (New Zealand, Tasmania and Patagonia); high latitude regions (Alto Adige); or cold areas with marine influence (Oregón, Sonoma, Carneros, Monterrey, California central coast, Chile coastal regions, and subzones from Victoria and Tasmania in Australia).

In contract to the aggressive tannins of Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir wines are relatively smooth, fruity and easy to drink. The excellent Grand Cru Burgundy red wine can be tough when young and need one or two decades to develop its complexity but, in general, these are wines to fall in love with. When Pinot Noir wines are young, you can taste cherries, raspberries and a wide range of red fruits. As they age the aromas turn to compost, moss, truffle and mushrooms, but always with an appealing and underlying sweetness.

But Pinot Noir can be used to produce other wines such as sparkling wines: in Champagne, Pinot Noir (blended with Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay) is the key grape.  Pinot Noir berries are pressed very lightly to produce a pale pink juice with aggressive tannins. You can find more Pinot Noir plantations in Champagne than in Burgundy.

Spain is too hot a country to grow the delicate Pinot Noir. Some interesting examples come from altitude vineyards as Escoda Sanahuja in Conca de Barberà.

Synonyms: Blauburgunder, Spätburgunder, Burgunder, Pinot Nero

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Wine with Pinot Noir

Martí Serdà Rosé - 37,5 cl.
Quantity:
5,75 €
Other Bottle sizes: Standard
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86
Type of wine Cava Winery Martí Serdà Appellation Cava Grapes Trepat, Garnacha, Pinot Noir
Albet i Noya Merlot-Pinot Noir Rosado 2014
Quantity:
6,30 €
Eco / Bio
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Type of wine Young Rosé Winery Albet i Noya Appellation Penedés Grapes Merlot, Pinot Noir
Ermita d'Espiells Rosé 2016
Quantity:
7,50 €
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Type of wine Young Rosé Winery Juvé Camps Appellation Penedés Grapes Pinot Noir
Descregut Brut Nature Reserva Rosat 2012
Quantity:
8,00 €
Eco / Bio
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Type of wine Cava Winery Can Descregut Appellation Cava Grapes Pinot Noir
Martí Serdà Rosé
Quantity:
8,15 €
Other Bottle sizes: Demi
PK --
86
Type of wine Cava Winery Martí Serdà Appellation Cava Grapes Trepat, Garnacha, Pinot Noir
Anna Codorníu Brut Rosé
Quantity:
9,30 €
bottle x6: 8,85 €/u. (-5%)
PK --
87
Type of wine Cava Winery Codorníu Appellation Cava Grapes Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Enrique Mendoza Pinot Noir 2015
Quantity:
9,35 €
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Type of wine Crianza Red Winery Enrique Mendoza Viticultor Appellation Alicante Grapes Pinot Noir
Celler Vell Extra Brut Rosé
Quantity:
9,90 €
bottle x6: 9,40 €/u. (-5%)
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Type of wine Cava Winery Celler Vell Appellation Cava Grapes Garnacha, Pinot Noir
Garay Rosé Brut Nature
Quantity:
10,10 €
Eco / Bio
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Type of wine Cava Winery DG Viticultors Appellation Vino Espumoso de Calidad Grapes Pinot Noir
Bertha Lounge Rosé 2013
Quantity:
10,25 €
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Type of wine Cava Winery Bertha Appellation Cava Grapes Garnacha, Pinot Noir
Naranjuez Brutal Rosado 2016
Quantity:
10,65 €
Freak
Natural
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DG Brut Rosé 2012
Quantity:
11,55 €
Eco / Bio
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Type of wine Cava Winery DG Viticultors Appellation Vino Espumoso de Calidad Grapes Pinot Noir
Gran Codorníu Pinot Noir Vintage 2014
Quantity:
11,60 €
Charming
PK --
89
Type of wine Cava Winery Codorníu Appellation Cava Grapes Pinot Noir
Llopart Rosé Brut Reserva 2014
Quantity:
11,70 €
Eco / Bio
PK87
90
Type of wine Cava Winery Cavas Llopart Appellation Cava Grapes Monastrell, Garnacha, Pinot Noir
Naranjuez Más P'acá 2015
Quantity:
11,75 €
Natural
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Blason Rouge Brut
Quantity:
11,90 €
bottle x6: 11,30 €/u. (-5%)
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Huguet Gran Reserva Brut Nature 2009
Quantity:
11,95 €
Eco / Bio
PK91
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Type of wine Cava Winery Huguet de Can Feixes Appellation Cava Grapes Parellada, Macabeo, Pinot Noir
Huguet Gran Reserva Brut Classic 2009
Quantity:
11,95 €
Eco / Bio
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Type of wine Cava Winery Huguet de Can Feixes Appellation Cava Grapes Parellada, Macabeo, Pinot Noir
Juvé & Camps Brut Rosé
Quantity:
12,30 €
Charming
bottle x6: 11,70 €/u. (-5%)
PK89
87
Type of wine Cava Winery Juvé Camps Appellation Cava Grapes Pinot Noir
Gran Caus Rosado Brut Nature
Quantity:
12,60 €
Eco / Bio
bottle x6: 11,95 €/u. (-5%)
PK --
79
Type of wine Cava Winery Can Ràfols dels Caus Appellation Cava Grapes Pinot Noir
Olivier Gard Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2010
Quantity:
12,65 €
Eco / Bio
Other Vintages available: 2015
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Type of wine Young Red Winery Manuel Olivier Appellation Bourgogne Grapes Pinot Noir
Biu Negre 2015
Quantity:
12,85 €
Charming
Eco / Bio
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Type of wine Young Red Winery Celler Batlliu de Sort Appellation Costers del Segre Grapes Pinot Noir
Estruch Brut Nature Gran Reserva 2011
Quantity:
13,45 €
Eco / Bio
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Type of wine Cava Winery Celler Vell Appellation Cava Grapes Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Gran Claustro Reserva Brut Nature 2012
Quantity:
14,75 €
bottle x6: 14,00 €/u. (-5%)
PK --
91
Type of wine Cava Winery Castillo de Perelada Appellation Cava Grapes Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Parellada
Contat-Grangé Bourgogne Pinot Noir 2012
Quantity:
14,80 €
Charming
Eco / Bio
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Type of wine Crianza Red Winery Contat Grangé Appellation Bourgogne Grapes Pinot Noir
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