Definition - What does Pinot Noir mean?
Pinot noir, also known as the red burgundy, is a grape variety used to produce the namesake red wine. Though it was originally produced it Burgundy, today it is produced in wine regions throughout the world. It is said to be the most difficult grape to grow because of its specific temperature requirement during the day and night. Pinot noir wines are dry and have characteristics like that of bright red cherries or stewed black cherries.
WineFrog explains Pinot Noir
Pinot noir is known as one of the finest variety of wines in the world. It is often praised for its remarkable pairing with various cuisines from different parts of the world. In terms of viticulture and vineyard management, apart from Burgundy, pinot noir grapes is the most widely grown variety globally. Among all the regions that grow pinot noir grapes, the best wine regions that grow the grape include Argentina, California, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand and Oregon. But, given its climate requirements and growing conditions of cool to intermediate temperatures of 55-63 degrees farenheit, it is produced in a smaller quantities compared to other red wines. The limited production is the reason why pinot noir wines are pretty expensive compared to other wines.