Wineguys Radio and the After Show
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Pinot noir (French: [pino nwaʁ] ) is a black wine grape variety of the species Vitis vinifera. The name may also refer to wines created predominantly from Pinot noir grapes. The name is derived from the French words for “pine” and “black” alluding to the grape variety’s tightly clustered dark purple pine-cone shaped bunches of fruit.
Pinot noir grapes are grown around the world, mostly in the cooler regions, but the grape is chiefly associated with the Burgundy region of France. It is widely considered to produce some of the finest wines in the world, but is a difficult variety to cultivate and transform into wine.
- Kistler, Cuvee Elizabeth Occidental Pinot Noir 2000 (gilescadman.vg)
- Why does top Cabernet cost so much more than top Pinot Noir? (steveheimoff.com)
- Moss Wood Moss Wood Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009 (winefront.com.au)