Pinot Noir - origin of the grape variety
The grape variety Pinot Noir is one of the oldest grape varieties in the world with a history of two thousand years. The grape variety originally comes from Burgundy in France. There, Pinot Noir is mainly grown on mineral-rich soils. Over the years, the Pinot Noir grape variety has made a name for itself and is therefore ensuring increasing international demand.
Pinot Noir represents that Winemaker Compared to other grape varieties, it is often put to the test due to its increased complexity. The Pinot Noir grape variety is now also grown in other countries such as South Africa, Australia and Spain. Pinot Noir is also grown in Germany. However, this is used locally as called Pinot Noir or Pinot Noir.
The grape variety Pinot Noir is best known for its use in champagne production. Here Pinot Noir is considered alongside Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier as the main grape variety.
Pinot Noir wines - smell and taste
The color of Pinot Noir is usually very strong, but not as dark as other grape varieties such as e.g. Merlot. The aromas of Pinot Noir are also not really comparable to other red wine grape varieties.
The olfactory aromas typically vary from strawberry to cherry to plum. Spicy notes such as herbs and forest soil are also not uncommon in Pinot Noir wines. The flavors are just as versatile, but often characterized by dark berries. In general, it can be said that Pinot Noir is not quite as strong as other red wine grape varieties, but is particularly characterized by its complexity and diversity.
Pinot Noir from South Africa
Pinot Noir from South Africa delights wine lovers all over the world, especially with its strong fruit aromas. The high number of hours of sunshine gives the wines a beautiful body and an intense aroma. Therefore, Pinot Noir wines from South Africa are very popular around the world.
Pinot Noir is also of great importance in South Africa, as the grape variety is part of the Pinotage grape is. Pinotage is a cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsaut and is the most widespread red wine grape variety in South Africa. The grape variety was introduced at the beginning of invented in South Africa in the twentieth century.
Pinot Noir Wine - Order online in the shop
In our online shop we offer a very large selection of Pinot Noir wines from various wineries in South Africa.
The Haute Cabriere Pinot Noir Reserve from the winery Haute Cabriere or the Chardonnay Pinot Noir from the winery Haute Cabrière are among the classics from South Africa. Also very special Méthode Cap Classique sparkling wines (MCCs) like the Cap Classic Brut from the Winery Haute Cabriere delight Pinot Noir lovers around the world.
In our Online shop you will find a large selection of South African Pinot Noirs from different wineries. The WineStore (www.the-winestore.com) enables very easy and reliable ordering of Pinot Noir from South Africa.