Pinot Noir Wine
All about Pinot Noir wine
Pinot Noir wine is a lovely light drink that goes really well with lighter
meat dishes such as chicken and lamb.
The Pinot Noir grape variety is ancient. In fact, the Romans were drinking
wine made from Pinot Noir over 2000 years ago. Having said that, it doesn't
age particularly well and should be drunk fairly young.
A good glass of Pinot Noir is full-bodied but not heavy and has a high alcohol
The flavour is variously described as having the qualities of red berries,
tomatoes, raspberries, strawberries and plums but when aged a little, a smokiness
comes forward onto the palate.
This classic burgundy wine is described by connoisseurs as 'difficult' which
is another way of saying that good Pinot Noir is amazing to drink, but bad
Pinot Noir is undrinkable. Therefore, in the case of Pinot Noir, it is worth
spending a little extra to get a decent bottle.
Normally I find many cheap wines are as good as expensive ones, but this
is rately true in the case of the pinot grape.