Fun Facts About Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir likely originated in Burgundy, France. (Robinson et al. 808)
Mark your calendar! August 18th is Pinot Noir Day.
Pinot Noir enjoys the same climate as Chardonnay. You’ll often find these two grapes planted close by.
Blanc de Noirs Champagne uses Pinot Noir (and Pinot Meunier) as its base grape.
Pinot Noir is one of the few red grapes that’s commonly made into red, rosé, white, and sparkling wine!
DNA analysis has revealed that Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Pinot Blanc are simply mutations of the same grape! (Regner et al. 2000b)