Love them or hate them, Pinot Noir is a classic grape varietal that hails from the Burgundy region of France.
It has found new homes all over the world, however it is a finicky, challenging and troublesome grape to grow. It needs a long, cool maturation period in which to grow and develop properly. That means it doesn’t need a lot of heat or sun to ripen.
As a result, the grape develops very thin skins that lead to the wine having a lighter color and typically softer tannins (the tactile sensation that dries your mouth out).
Pinot Noir is a very versatile wine when it comes to food and wine pairing because of the moderate to high acid content and it can also serve as a lovely Spring and Summer Red when served slightly chilled