Pinot Noir has its most elegant expression in Burgundy. This grape variety is in love with Burgundy giving outstanding results and incomparable wines. It gives complex fine wines in Côte d’Or and light, fresh wines in Côte Chalonnaise and Yonne.
Pinot Noir is also one of the most difficult grape varieties to cultivate it is very sensitive to overproduction and extreme temperatures. Pinot Noir requires very specific characteristics of soil and climate to reach its optimum point of maturation.
Pinot Noir gives compact dark purple grape bunches which contain a lot of juice. The juice is clear and the skin of the grapes is quite thin. The color obtained by the wines in Burgundy is the result of the maceration of the juice with the skin of the grapes. Pinot Noir renders very nice and elegant light to medium-bodied wines characterized by their class and complexity. Pinot Noir wines are very well-known for their red fruit palate and their delicate aromas of coffee, earth and gentle spices.