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Pinot Noir

Pronounced: Pee-no Nwar

Grown in a relatively cool climate, this red grape can create fantastic wines, with wonderfully complex aromas and flavours; but grown in too hot a region, it becomes 'jammy' and loses its grace.

Fine examples of Pinot Noir are found in Burgundy (France). These wines are usually made from 100% Pinot Noir. In fact, this grape is rarely blended with any others. The one exception is Champagne, where this grape is blended with Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay.

Other notable regions are New Zealand and Oregon (US).

Good Pinot Noirs will have flavours/aromas of cherry, raspberry, game.

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