All About The Pinot Noir Grape
Pinot Noir is a very popular grape variety, which is grown globally, but well known for its growth in Burgundy. This grape is ranked at being one of the oldest grape varieties in the world! The style is normally raspberries, cherries and strawberries, with some notes of violets and truffles. There is thought to be over 1000 different mutations of the Pinot Noir grape, including the Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc grapes.
Pinot Noir is thought to have been around in the Roman times, with the rest of the Pinot family and grown in Burgundy since 1 A.D after it was said to have been brought over to France from their invasions of Lombardy and Italy. In Burgundy today, their 'Slopes of Gold' carry approximately a 30 mile stretch of the Pinot family, with usage spread across regions such as Monthelie and Gevrey Chambertin (where examples are aged in french oak barrels to produce stunning vintages).
In France, outside Burgundy, Pinot Noir is also used in Alsace and in the Loire Valley where wines produced are normally on the lighter side.
The use of Pinot Noir grape is becoming more popular in the Languedoc region and after an unconvincing period, several producers are now offering exciting Pinot Noir. Some of our top Pinot Noir wine producers are located in the Languedoc Minervois, which includes Pierre Cros, Château de Guery and Domaine Villepeyroux Forest.
Pinot Noir in Wine Making
Pinot Noir is most commonly used in the U.S and in France, with Burgundy being the leading region for Pinot Noir wine production. The Pinot Noir grape is also commonly used in the production of Champagne and some other sparkling wines.
Pinot Noir wines are very versatile to food pairings, because of the flavours in the wines. However, the characteristics of the wine can vary hugely, depending on terroir and wine making techniques. Some of the best Pinot Noir wines generally age well, with the perfect serving temperature around 13 degrees celsius for the perfect combination of flavours.
Our Pinot Noir Wines
Pays d'Oc: Domaine V La Grange Pinot Noir 2019
Tasting Notes Beautiful cherry red colour, it has a very fresh raspberry and currant aroma. The palate is pleasant, the taste of fruit is very crunchy with hints of ripe fruit. Beautiful harmony between the fruity side and gentle tannins. Wine...
Pays d'Oc: Domaine Villepeyroux Forest Pinot Noir 2021
Tasting Notes A beautiful intense raspberry colour - The nose is very expressive, with notes of small red fruit and flowery aromas. A limited production of only 2,500 bottles. Wine Info Region Languedoc-Roussillon Appellation IGP - Pays d'Oc Style Red,...
Pays d'Oc: Chateau Guery Pinot Noir Eternite 2022
Tasting Notes Located at a place called Serre Basse, Chateau Guery's plot of Pinot is one of the few on their property to be oriented North-South on a hillside of clay and sandstone. In the cellar, there is a great careful requirement to...
Pinot Noir: Joseph Cattin 2022
Tasting Notes A superb value Pinot Noir without losing the quality. This light red wine has a nose of red fruits, strawberry and cherry with a floral balance. A light, clean, smooth taste and very pleasant on the palate. Pairs...
Valençay: Domaine Bardon Paradis Red 2022
Tasting Notes Warm, supple and rich on the palate, notes of cherry and vanilla. Wine Info Region Loire Appellation Valençay Style Red Producer Domaine Saint Roch Grapes Malbec, Pinot Noir Pairing Grilled Meat Keeping Drink within 3 to 5 years of bottling. Vinification Aged...
Crémant de Loire: Domaine de Sainte-Anne White 2020
Tasting Notes Cream colour, delicate nose with notes of pear. Fine bubbles which let a lot of flavours in the mouth. Wine Info Region Loire Appellation Crémant de Loire Style White, Sparkling Producer Domaine de Sainte-Anne Grapes 80% Chardonnay, 20%...
Pinot Noir: Muriel Gueth Tradition 2022
Tasting Notes Typically Alsatian, expressive with scents of intense red fruits. Easy-drinking. Wine Info Region Alsace Appellation Alsace Pinot Noir Style Red Producer Domaine Gueth Grapes 100% Pinot Noir Pairing Keeping Drink within 5 to 7 years of bottling. Bottle 75cl Volume...
Crémant de Bourgogne: Dampt Freres Rosé
Tasting Notes Fresh and pure crémant, seductive by its fruit basket and its fragrant elegance. Intact freshness which is finely sewn to a very present limestone minerality. Wine Info Region Burgundy Appellation Crémant de Bourgogne Style Rose, Cremant Producer Dampt...
Crémant de Bourgogne: Dampt Freres Brut
Tasting Notes Delicacy and lightness with notes of lemon, cherry and strawberry. Wine Info Region Burgundy Appellation Crémant de Bourgogne Style White, Crémant Producer Dampt Freres Grapes 80% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay Pairing Aperitif Keeping Drink within 2 to 3 years. Bottle...
Sancerre: Kevin et Karine Lauverjat Moulin des Vrilleres Rosé 2022
Tasting Notes Beautiful pink salmon colour, with a floral nose. Dry and smooth, with notes of peach and wild berries. Best with salads and on its own. Wine Info Region Loire Appellation Sancerre Style Rosé Producer Kevin et Karine Lauverjat - Moulin des...
Menetou-Salon: Kevin et Karine Lauverjat Red 2022
Tasting Notes This wine is light and fruity with aromas of blackcurrant, blackberries and sour cherries. A nice, slightly tannic structure on a fruity finish. Wine Info Region Loire Appellation Menetou-Salon Style Red Producer Kevin et Karine Lauverjat - Moulin des Vrilleres...
Bourgogne: Dampt Freres Racineuil 2020
Tasting Notes Very marked by red fruit, length and freshness on the finish. Wine Info Region Burgundy Appellation Bourgogne AOC Style Red Producer Dampt Freres Grapes 100% Pinot Noir Pairing Beef Cheese Keeping Drink within 5 years of bottling. Vinification 35% in...
Bourgogne: Dampt Freres Epineuil Red 2020
Tasting Notes The nose is eloquent and charming, evoking smells of blackcurrant and wild strawberry. On the palate it is is supple and velvety - fleshy and well coated that retains great freshness. Wine Info Region Burgundy Appellation Bourgogne AOC...
Vin Mousseux: Rene and Henry Guery Ma Joie 2019
Tasting Notes Cuvee from Chateau Guery's finest plot of Chardonnay, with a hint of Pinot Noir. Wine Info Region Languedoc-Roussillon Appellation Vin Mousseux Style White, Sparkling Producer Chateau Guery Grapes Chardonnay, Pinot Noir Pairing All Rounder Keeping Drink within 4 to 5 years of...
Bourgogne: Dampt Freres Irancy 2019
Tasting Notes Notes of raspberry and wild rose, supple and fresh on the palate. Wine Info Region Burgundy Appellation Bourgogne AOC Style Red Producer Dampt Freres Grapes 100% Pinot Noir Pairing Beef Cheese Keeping Drink within 5 years of bottling. Vinification 35%...
Pinot Noir: Joseph Cattin Steinbach 2019
Tasting Notes Intense nose of red fruits; blackcurrants, cherry and raspberry. Well-structured palate, with integrated tannins and a hint of spiciness. Produced in the far south of Alsace, in the village of Steinbach, historically renowned for its high quality Pinot Noir (formerly called Steinbacher Roda,...
Auxey-Duresses: Domaine Dupont-Fahn Les Vireux 2022
Tasting Notes Rich aroma of condensed black fruits. A mineral feeling with a rich Framboise-like fruitiness and firmness, with solid tannins. Wine Info Region Burgundy Appellation Auxey-Duresses Style Red Producer Domaine Dupont-Fahn Grapes 100% Pinot Noir Pairing Duck Game Keeping Drink...
Savigny Les Beaune: Maurice Gavignet Les Liards 2017
Tasting Notes A beautiful ruby colour with floral and cherry aromas on the nose. Black fruit and soft spices are enveloped with smooth silky tannins. Wine Info Region Burgundy Appellation Savigny-Les-Beaune Style Red Producer Maurice Gavignet Grapes 100% Pinot Noir Pairing...
Monthelie: Domaine Dupont-Fahn 1er Cru Les Vignes Rondes 2022
Tasting Notes The elegance of the Monthelie wines is very much in evidence is this soft delicate product. This Premier Cru presents all the attributes of an exciting lingering wine with fresh aromas of cherries with smooth tannins. Wine Info...
Champagne: Casters Liebart Cuvée Vincent
Tasting Notes The blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir gives structure to this delicious and creamy Champagne. A great match for any food. Wine Info Region Champagne Style Champagne, Dry Producer Casters Liebart Grapes Chardonnay, Pinot Noir Pairing All Rounder Keeping...