Pinot Noir - Origin of the grape variety
The grape variety Pinot Noir is one of the oldest grape varieties in the world with a history of two thousand years. Originally, the grape variety comes from Burgundy in France. There, Pinot Noir is mainly cultivated on mineral-rich soils. Over the years, the grape variety Pinot Noir has made a great name for itself and therefore provides an increasing international demand.
Pinot Noir often puts winemakers to the test compared to other grape varieties due to its increased complexity. Meanwhile, the grape variety Pinot Noir is also grown in other countries such as South Africa, Australia and Spain. Pinot Noir is also grown in Germany. However, this is known locally as Spätburgunder or Blauburgunder.
The grape variety Pinot Noir is known mainly for its use in the production of champagne. Here Pinot Noir is considered the main grape variety along with Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier as the main grape variety.
Pinot Noir Wines - smell and taste
The color of Pinot Noir is usually very strong, but not as dark as other grape varieties such as. Merlot. The aromas of Pinot Noir are also not really comparable with other red wine grape varieties.
The aromas typically vary from strawberry to cherry and plum. Spicy notes such as herbs and forest floor are also not uncommon in Pinot Noir wines. Flavor aromas are equally varied, but often dominated by dark berries. In general, it can be said that Pinot Noir is not quite as powerful as other red wine grape varieties, but is particularly distinguished by its complexity and diversity.
Pinot Noir From South Africa
Pinot Noir from South Africa delights wine lovers all over the world, especially with its strong fruit aromas. The high number of hours of sunshine gives the wines a nice body and intense aroma. Therefore, Pinot Noir wines from South Africa are very popular all over the world.
Pinot Noir also has great importance in South Africa, as the grape variety is part of the Pinotage grape. Pinotage is a cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsaut and is the most widespread red wine grape variety in South Africa. The grape variety was invented in South Africa in the early twentieth century.
Pinot Noir Wine - Online order in store
In our Online store we offer a very large selection of Pinot Noir wines from various wineries in South Africa.
The Pinot Noir Barrel Selection Reserve from the winery Wildekrans or the Chardonnay Pinot Noir from the winery Haute Cabrière are among the classics from South Africa. Also very special Méthode Cap Classique sparkling wines (MCCs) like the one Cap Classique Brut from the winery Graham Beck delight Pinot Noir lovers all over the world.
In our online store you will find a wide selection of South African Pinot Noirs from different wineries. The WineStore (www.the-winestore.com) enables the very easy and reliable ordering of Pinot Noir from South Africa.