Alsace Pinot Noir
This red Alsatian grape variety is not very tannic and is very fruity in nature. It offers notes of blackcurrant, elderberry and morello cherry depending on the vintage.
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Everything you need to know about Pinot noir, the only red grape variety in Alsace
The view: Alsatian Pinot Noir has always been a light and fresh wine with aromas of cherry, raspberry and blackberry. These mellow tannins are also an important characteristic for this unique Alsatian red grape variety. However, it is increasingly aged in oak barrels, producing a deeper, more robust wine with a deep colour and aromas reminiscent of ripe fruit or leather.
Pinot Noir rosé (or light red), dry, delicately fruity and served chilled, is very popular with country buffets and picnics featuring charcuterie, grilled meats and salads.
The red Pinot Noir, with a longer vatting period and possibly aged in oak barrels, is a full-bodied and balanced wine that is becoming increasingly popular. Red meats and game call for these red Pinot Noirs d'Alsace, with their beautiful dark colour and intense cherry aromas.
More generally, Pinots Noirs d'Alsace go well with red meats and barbecues, certain cheeses and, since Alsace red wines are not too tannic, why not pair them with fish!
It would be a shame to forget certain dishes from the cuisine sans frontières: taboulé, lamb tagine and couscous are some of the specialities that enjoy being served in its company.
Leaf: Medium, orbicular, dark green, thick, funnel-shaped, slightly bullate. Medium ogival teeth.
Bunch: Small, cylindrical, compact.
Berry: Small, spherical or slightly ovoid, bluish black or dark purple. Thin skin, rich in colouring matter.