The History of Pinot Noir Wines
Pinot noir grapes are one of the oldest grape varieties, as the patriarch of wide other varieties. Initially turned into wine in France's Burgundy, winemakers have found a home for this grape in virtually every wine-making country. However, as the grapes are tightly clustered and finicky, cultivating them is a challenge.
On its own, the color of pinot noir has been compared to a garnet. Over its history, it has often been paired with other wines and used in champagne, sparkling wines, and rosé to alter the natural color.
Pinot noir is a light or medium body with low acid and tannin wine. There are two significant distinctions in the taste of pinot noir: lighter, fruitier wine and darker, earthier wine.
For the more modern, lighter taste profile, you can expect notes of many delicate red berries, from cherries to raspberries.
If the wine is a weightier example, you can expect that aroma to be more complex, with stewed berries, mushrooms, and earthy forest floor scents. Notes will range broadly depending on the location of the terroir and other factors, but you may also find bottles with leather and floral scents.
Food Pairings for Pinot Noir
Your pinot noir glass should be a staple next to salmon. The lightest versions of this wine pair well with delicate fish meat and creamy pasta. Also, consider pairing this wine with mushrooms or game meats dishes.
Aged Pinot Noir with a high tannin content works with light meats such as duck and pork tenderloin, but no version of this wine is recommended for heavier meat dishes.
While some Pinot Noir is meant to be savored when purchased, other bottles are enriched by aging. Pinot noir can age for years or decades, so investing in a bottle or two to enjoy on special occasions is wise. In particular, consider this wine for Valentine's Day and anniversaries, as it is often considered among the most romantic wines.
Due to its long history and vast flavor possibilities, Pinot Noir's "true" expression is controversial and a matter of personal taste. Develop your preferences and stake your claim in authentic kosher pinot noir wine by choosing a bottle from our collection.