Gaia Faravellli ago 15, 2019 Wine World 0 Comments

Let’s celebrate Pinot Noir day! August 18th is Pinot Noir day: people should stop working, open a bottle of this precious red wine and enjoy the day!

Pinot Noir is one of the oldest and the 10th most planted grape variety in the world. It covers totally 98.743 hectares in different countries: France, USA, Germany, Moldova, Italy, New Zealand, Australia, Switzerland, Chile and many others. For this reason Pinot Noir has a great variation in tasting. For example, French Pinot is rustic and acidic like the Italian one, but the last gets a bit riper, is darker and earthy. Perfect for a sunny day!

Another factor of variation of the wine is aging it in oak. Many Pinot Noirs are aged in oak for long time, increasing its tannin and vanilla aromas, but ours is not aged and lets the bright cherry flavors show through, together with its lower and spices aromas.

Pinot Noir is also one of the most versatile wine grape in the world, because this single red grape variety can be transformed not only into a red, but also into a white or rosé wine: red Pinot Noir uses the red winemaking process, getting time with its skins to soak up their pigment (Moretto, Sole); white Pinot Noir is made removing the skins as soon as possible (Pinot Nero San Carlo); Rosé is obtained removing the skins when the winemaker thinks that the colour is perfect. This “skin contact” can last 7 hours or more (Pinot Rosé San Carlo).

For its complexity, Pinot Noir day must be celebrated. Don't forget it! Cheers!