Pinot noir, a revered and feared grape variety

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Pinot noir has a reputation for being a difficult grape, yet it is found in many places around the world. Maybe the grape isn’t so tricky after all if you free yourself from the idea that a pinot noir must taste like a Burgundy. Read on if you want to know what pinot noir wines from around the world taste like, and get to know the basics of growing and drinking this delicious grape. After all, it produces some of the world’s top wines, and they don’t have to be unreasonably expensive. Pinot noir is the star grape in Burgundy’s red wines and in Champagne. It is grown throughout Europe and in the New World.

With its 112,000 hectares, it is the fifth most planted red grape in the world.

Read the full grape profile in Britt’s article on BKWine Magazine: Pinot noir seduces and challenges | grape profile | Britt on Forbes.

This is the sixth article in our series on grape varieties. You find links to all in the article above.

Travel: Discover all the nuances of pinot noir on a wine tour to Champagne or to New Zealand with BKWine.

Pressing pinot noir in Champagne
Pressing pinot noir in Champagne, copyright BKWine Photography

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