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Pinot Noir or Pinot Nero?

Italian red wine - Pinot Nero Pinot Noir grapesPinot Noir ­is one of the most famous and revered grape varietals in the world. Originally from France, this notoriously delicate and difficult-to-grow varietal is nevertheless loved by winemakers all over the world.

Pinot Noir, depending on where is grown and how it is vinified (let’s not forget it’s also part of Champagne’s blend) can result in wines substantially different one from another. However, one thing remains constant: Pinot Noir gives its best only in top wine growing regions and in the hands of expert winemakers. With Pinot Noir there can be no mistakes, both in the vineyards and in the cellar.

Even though Burgundy remains the undisputed Pinot Noir leader, in the past twenty years, several other wine regions have experimented with this varietal obtaining excellent results. CaliforniaOregon, and New Zealand have become some of the most dynamic Pinot Noir producers in the world, each one with a distinct voice. And of course, Italy too. 

The northeastern region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia and the northern region Trentino-Alto Adge, which both share a few similarities with Burgundy, have become a top-notch producer of Pinot Noir  Pinot Nero in Italian.’s Matteo Braidot Pinot Noir, hailing from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, is an excellent expression of this fascinating grape varietal, which all Pinot Noir lovers will enjoy.


author: GC - photo credits: Franz Haas

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