Typically a cooler climate red, Pinot Noir has been traced all the way back to the Roman era. These tightly clustered dark purple pinecone-shaped bunches of thick-skinned grapes are not easily grown and are commonly affected by nearly every affliction known to vines.
- Known for its cherries, raspberries and strawberries.
- Rhubarb and rose petal nose.
- Great depth of ruby like color
- Famous for its fleshy farmyard aromas
- Tremendous range of flavors from raspberries and currants to the inside of a cigar box
- Sassafras and cinnamon are the common spices found
- Even though it is a red skinned fruit, it is found to be the predominant grape for Champagne
- Is a beautifully rich Pinot Noir, it has a dark indigo colour.
- Having more body than a traditional Pinot Noir, this is still a light to medium bodied wine.
- Wine responds well to 6-24 months of aging
- Blends well with Barbera, which results in a very fruit forward wine.
- Oaking this wine adds more body and character.