“A wonderfully light, vinous red – which has more to do with 2016 than with any basic intention to make the reds “light.” I found it to be, in the best way, correct, and in every way tasty. Think along lines of a Côte de Nuits Village from a good grower in a good year; it’s marrowy and sociable without being overtly fruity. It’s not a wine you preen over, it’s a wine you simply like.” Terry Theise.
This elusive and delicate light-bodied grape is a winegrowers dream, but can be difficult to achieve. Stubborn, yet flirtatious, Pinot Noir is tantalizing creating a beautiful dance between the grape and the winemaker. The resulting light red wine can be nothing short of spectacular. Loved for its red fruit and spicy characteristics, its also a great food partner.
Look for notable regions including Burgundy, France, Central Coast or Sonoma in CA, Willamette Valley in Oregon, and Pfalz or Baden in Germany as well as many other regions around the world in New Zealand, Australia, Chile, and Argentina.