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The Pinot Noir grape in Burgundy

Pinot Noir is the unruly teenager of the wine world. It’s a pain in the butt to grow, and a pain in the butt to make. But in Burgundy, against all odds, humanity has found what may be the perfect spot to grow this fickle grape. (Don’t tell those in Willamette Valley that I said that!)

Links to answer the core questions

What is the history of Pinot Noir?

What qualities make for a great Pinot Noir?

What makes Pinot Noir so difficult to grow?

What makes Burgundy awesome for Pinot Noir? It’s all about the battle for ripeness.

And lastly … a fabulous overview of Pinot Noir from The Wine Cellar Insider.