Bluffer’s guide to Pinot Noir

19 Jul 2021

This thin-skinned grape is notoriously

temperamental, which has proven difficult to grow in certain climates and soils. As with Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Noir greatly differs depending on where it comes from.

Burgundy is home to fine Pinot Noir, producing wines with a silky texture and delicate aromas of herbs and forest floor that come with a bit of age. Cooler areas of the New World bring out a more velvety palate, riper fruit flavours and less herbal aromas than you'd find in European Pinot Noir.

The cooling breezes of the Leyda Valley in Chile allow the Dancing Flame’s Pinot Noir grapes to ripen slowly and develop intense berry fruit characteristics whilst retaining all their natural freshness. The resulting wine was aged in French oak barriques to considerably increase its complexity and texture. Deliciously supple, with ripe, smoky fruit flavours balanced by refreshing acidity.

 

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