Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is a red wine grape variety that finds its origin in the Cote D’or of Burgundy.

Pinot Noir is now the most planted grape variety in the world and represents about 38% of all grapes planted for winemaking. Yet Pinot Noir is a difficult variety to grow because it produces highly packed clusters of grapes which makes it susceptible to several diseases and requires very good canopy management, this will in most cases be manual labour and therefore it’s an expensive grape to grow.

The grape will obtain a lightly coloured wine with medium body and tannins and the aroma’s will be of red fruit like raspberries and strawberries or cherries, the aging potential of the wine depends on the concentration of the juice, when all stars are aligned you will get the most wonderful wines of the world.

At Wineaffairs we are proud to have found two very good producers that offer a variety of red Burgundies that are definitely worth a try and are still affordable.

We would highly recommend the Maranges 1er cru from Vincent Bachelet or try some of the reds from Cauvard that goes from Chorey-les-Beaunes to a Beaune 1er cru Grèves.

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Domaine Cauvard, Chorey les Beaune 2018

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Domaine Cauvard, Les Grèves 2018, Beaune 1er Cru

Domaine Cauvard, Les Grèves 2018, Beaune 1er Cru

From £28.90 per bottle Find out more

Domaine des Terres D’Ocre, L’Instant T 2017, Saint Pourçain

From £13.20 per bottle Find out more

Domaine des Terres D’Ocre, Les Cailloux 2017, IGP Val de Loire

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Domaine des Terres D’Ocre, Les Cailloux 2018, IGP Loire

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Crémant de Bourgogne, Brut Blanc de Noirs

Domaine Gueguen, Crémant de Bourgogne NV

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2018 Irancy, Les Mazelots

Domaine Gueguen, Les Mazelots 2018, Irancy

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Domaine Mardon, Terra Carmina 2017, IGP Loire

From £12.90 per bottle Find out more
2018 Reuilly

Domaine Tatin, La Commanderie 2018, Reuilly

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Michel Marcoult, Champagne brut rosé NV

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Michel Marcoult, Champagne brut Tradition NV

From £22.90 per bottle Find out more
Vincent Bachelet, Hautes Cotes de Beaune 2018

Vincent Bachelet, Hautes Cotes de Beaune 2018

From £18.90 per bottle Find out more

Vincent Bachelet, La Fuissière 2018, Maranges 1er Cru

From £24.90 per bottle Find out more

Outside of Burgundy in nearby appellations they also cultivate Pinot Noir, the Loire Valley has several very nice Pinot Noir wines. They are mainly made to be drunk young as they have a lovely fruity aspect and aromas.

Sancerre and Reuilly are very good examples of Pinot Noir that are light and fruity, we recommend trying the Reuilly from Domaine Tatin.

Pinot Noir is used a lot in Champagne or other sparkling wines like a Crémant de Bourgogne.  The Crémant we sell is made of 100% Pinot Noir so we will call it a Blanc de Noirs, white juice from black grapes. In Champagne we work with Michel Marcoult that uses the Pinot Noir to blend with chardonnay to make their Brut Tradition and their Champagne Rosé, definitely a very good winemaker with high environmental standards and an amazing price point for Champagne.