Pinot Noir, an elegant grape

by Alberto Martínez

Original Pinot Noir wines come from the city of BurgundyFrance. It is one of the grapes with more importance in the preparedness of champagne and other sparkling wines, as well as a solo wine variety. Many of the most famous and expensive wines are made from the Pinot Noir.

This strain is as capricious as excellent in taste and elegance, as it is almost developed exclusively in cold climates, highlighting its production in countries like France, Spain, Australia, South Africa, Argentina and the region of California. The Pinot Noir has small berries, soft flesh and a purplish black.

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Pinot Noir wines are undoubtedly fine wines and tend to have a structure where the tannins highlight. It has a very subtle flavor in the mouth, fresh and fruity nuances, with an acidity that keeps it “alive”, without being aggressive on the palate: a good bouquet, in the end.

The nose – the Pinot Noir wine is one of the most aromatic of all the strains, a fact to add to its excellence. Immediately jumps to your nose the berry aromas such as strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, plums and cherries. We can also distinguish aromas of leather, licorice and violet, these last aromas are given when wines are aged in oak. And we can reduce primary flavors such as black currant and truffles.

Sight: Pinot Noir has a unique color, featuring a slightly opaque red brick, with a luminous glow unique among all wines. Like almost all the wines, the color changes with the ageing, if a young Pinot Noir is red ruby or purple; an 8 or 10 years old wine will show an ocher orange color.

The perfect pairing

Pinot Noir wines are perfect with poultry such as chicken, goose or duck, especially if they are prepared with spiced herbs and baked; it is also a fancy ally of semi-hard cheeses. Pinot Noir wine can be perfectly paired with fishes such as tuna and salmon, and some freshwater fish, always prepared with grace or steamed. Always remember that the wine should not overshadow the food and vice versa.

Pinot Noir wine should be served at room temperature between 14 and 15 degrees. If the wine is over 8 years the ideal temperature is 15 degrees and sometimes depending on the marriage, at 16 degrees.

If you want to try the excellence of the Pinot Noir, we suggest 3 different wines who will help you learn all about this grape:

  • Codorniu Pinot Noir Rosse: A pink champagne made exclusively from Pinot Noir, which combines the freshness of the cava and the mineral character of the Pinot Noir. It’s Excellent.
  • Nicolas Potel Chambertin Grand Cru 2006: Premier Cru Burgundy, Pinot Noir to appreciate as their interpretation of the grape it in Burgundy. An essential one.
  • Enrique Mendoza Pinot Noir 2006: Aldo Pinot Noir grapes are used to cold weathers, in Alicante Enrique Mendoza has achieved this marvelous wine. Different.

What do you say? What is the last interesting Pinot Noir that you have tryed?

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