Jul 26, 2022
Patron Serl Z asked: What are wines other than Pinot Noir for those for whom that is the only red wine they will drink?
Photo: Pinot Noir grapes, Canva photos
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Pinot has so many different faces depending on where it’s grown – terroir is everything with the grape. But if we’re talking about medium-bodied, more acidic styles that are food-friendly, then this podcast answers that question!
Photo: Jura vineyards in France, Canva photos
Greece: Agiogitiko and some Xinomavro
The US and Canada:
The Iberian Peninsula:
Photo: Vineyards in Ribeira Sacra, home of great Mencía. Canva photos.
Most New World countries make excellent Pinot Noir but don’t have a lot of alternative lighter wines, given the climate. Also, as they were starting their industry, winemakers imported grapes they felt would be successful, and Pinot was the winner of the light to medium-bodied category!
So, those are my picks, but you may have others! Feel free to share.
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