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The Pinot Noir Grape

Pinot Noir is probably the wine world's most revered and adored grapes, being a red wine grape that is particularly difficult to perfect. Pinot Noir takes time and dedication to gain its true potential and flavours. Such is the scale of different flavours between different vineyards that the grape can vary, from watery to the rich.  

The grape gets it name from the shape of its bunches which are said to resemble a pine cone, therefore the name 'Pinot' (french for Pine). The Pinot Noir grape is primarily used in the production of red wines, but is also used in the production of sparkling wines. It is paired with other grapes such as the Pinot Meunier for champagne, and has wonderful fruit essences such as strawberries and cherries, ranging in strength depending on the area and type of soil it is grown in. The grape produces some of the most complex tasting wines of the wine world, and with its depth of flavour and rich character, the Pinot Noir grape will remain ever popular throughout the globe.