Popping Corks For Pinot Noir Day AND Wine Wednesday. The two events nearly coincide this week. National Pinot Noir Day is celebrated every August 18th
Pinot noir is revered worldwide. It is often referred to as the heartbreak grape for many reasons including it’s thin skin. In addition, the grapes grow in tight clusters. Problems that arise from this include rot and uneven ripening. However, when the stars align, and the grapes are healthy, they make a divine wine.
The best thing about pinot, it that it makes such a great food wine. The wines are typically full of earthy, sometimes herbal characteristic. The result is wine that compliments a variety of seasonings. In addition, the elevated level of acid in most, make them ideal to cut through fat. I’m thinking about an herb encrusted rack of lamb now. Mmmmm
That’s what I’m talking about. Popping corks for Pinot Noir Day AND Wine Wednesday.
Where is the best pinot from?
This grape is grown all over the world but there are a few places where it thrives. It does best in cooler climates. In California, Sonoma produces some beautiful pinots. Oregon, is renowned for its pinot too. However, the mothership is Burgundy, France. It’s where the vines originate and where the bar is set pretty high. In addition, the prices are pretty high too.