Pinot Noir is the red wine grape of Burgundy, now adopted (and feverishly studied) in wine regions all over the world. The variety’s elusive charm has carried it to all manner of vineyards, including our own. It is the patriarch of the Pinot family of grape varieties – so called because their bunches are similar in shape to a pine cone (pinot in French).
The essence of Pinot Noir wine is its aroma of strawberry and cherry. Pinot Noir is the most highly prized wine in the world. But why?
It’s not as rich or big as its noble cousins, in fact it’s quite the opposite. Pinot Noir wines are pale in color and translucent, and their flavors are very subtle. The grape itself is weak, suffering from a variety of diseases, and its genetics make it highly susceptible to mutation. When you find a good Pinot, know that it did not come easily.
At Majorca Vineyards, we’ve worked tirelessly to create our own incredible Pinot Noir. Learn more about it here, or order some straight to your door from our online store! And if you have any questions, please contact us today.