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.