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While Cabernet Sauvignon may possess more power and adaptability, many people would claim that the Pinot Noir grape makes the perfect red wine.
One is hard pressed to disagree as this ancient grape comes in several delicious styles, from pretty to prestigious, yet always arrayed in elegant florals.
You may find the essence of cherries, strawberries, raspberries, cassis, violets, roses, wild herbs mushroom and other earthy elements interacting with the oak as the wine ages in its barrel. Softer and rounder than Cabernet and Merlot, the thin-skinned Pinot Noir displays a silky and supple texture.
At the first taste of one of these incredible wines, you may find yourself searching a lifetime for a finer experience!
Known as the holy grail of wine, Pinot Noir's heritage as the red grape of Burgundy stretches back to at least 1375. On the southeast slopes of the
Côte d'Or, the Pinot Noir grown in the hillside vineyards make legendary wines. The northern communes of Gevrey-Chambertin, Vosne-Romanee and Nuits-Saint-Georges reflect the bold and masculine side of Pinot Noir, where just a bit further south the epitome of elegance and fragrance can be found in Pommard and Volnay.
Fantastic expressions of Pinot Noir are easily found all over the world today, as there are now far more outstanding vintages grown and made in California, Oregon, and New Zealand.
Pinot Noir's great diversity of style allows it to compliment many dishes. Roasted or grilled lamb, duck, rabbit, pork, chicken and turkey are natural fits as are soft cheeses and salmon.