A pinot wine tends to be of light to medium body with an aroma reminiscent of black cherry, raspberry or currant. It is lighter in style and is part of the trend toward less alcoholic wines at or around 12% alcohol by volume.
According to Robert Parker of Parker’s Wine Buying Guide: “When it’s great, Pinot noir produces the most complex, hedonistic, and remarkably thrilling red wine in the world…”
Pinot wines are among the most popular in the world. The release of the movie “Sideways” in 2004 may have been a factor in Pinot noir’s increased popularity in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand and Asia.
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