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Pinot Meunier

Pinot Meunier (meunier meaning miller in french) is a wine that is predominantly grown as a partner for other grapes such as  Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

The grape is a late budding and early ripening fruit, unfortunately not ageing as well on its own due to its fairly high acidity level, and as a result is predominately used in the making of champagne, less so for vintage batches - although it lends its fairly adaptable nature to smaller parcels of rosé and white sparkling wines with crisp flavours.