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Pinot Noir: elegant and noble South African red wines

Pinot Noir , also the queen of red wines , is available from the Lemberg Estate in Tulbagh in South Africa in the valleygrapes online shop.

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Lemberg Pinot Noir 2021

Lemberg

€16,90

Unit price
€22,53per l

Pinot Noir: The queen of red wines

Pinot Noir is a grape variety that has captured the hearts of wine lovers around the world. With its delicate texture, complex aromas and ability to bottle terroir, it embodies elegance and sophistication. In recent years, South Africa has developed into an important Pinot Noir growing region. Regions such as the cool climate of Walker Bay and Hemel-en-Aarde Valley offer ideal conditions for growing this noble grape variety. South African Pinot Noir wines are characterized by their elegance, finesse and ability to mature and have firmly established themselves on the international market.

Origin and history

Pinot Noir originated in the Burgundy region of France and has a long and proud history dating back to the Middle Ages. The grape variety has seen many ups and downs, from royal favors to phylloxera-related crises. Nevertheless, it has established itself as one of the noblest and most sought-after grape varieties in the world.

Cultivation and terroir

Pinot Noir grows best in cooler climates with well-drained soil. Terroir plays a crucial role in developing the characteristic flavors of this wine, with regions with calcareous soils and a temperate climate being particularly suitable. However, the grape variety is demanding and requires careful care in the vineyard to develop its full potential.

Growing locations

Although Pinot Noir is primarily associated with Burgundy, the grape variety is now grown in many wine-growing regions around the world. In addition to France's famous vineyards, premium Pinot Noir wines can also be found in regions such as Oregon, California, New Zealand and even South Africa.

Sensory characteristics

A glass of Pinot Noir reveals a wealth of flavors ranging from red berries and cherries to subtle floral notes and earthy nuances. Wines can vary depending on origin and production style, with some having a light and fruity structure and others having a richer and more complex texture.

Food pairing

Pinot Noir is a versatile wine that pairs well with a variety of dishes. It goes particularly well with poultry, pork, salmon, mushroom dishes and mild cheeses. Its balanced acidity and gentle tannins make it an ideal companion for a variety of dishes.

Conclusion

Pinot Noir remains one of the most fascinating and sought-after grape varieties in the world, thanks to its elegant structure, complex aromas and adaptable nature. Their rich heritage, versatility and ability to reflect terroir make them a timeless favorite among wine lovers worldwide. Enjoying a glass of Pinot Noir is not only an act of enjoyment, but also a journey through the history and secrets of this extraordinary grape variety.

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