Pinot Noir

Vinum Germania - Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

Background and Profile

Pinot Noir, better known in Germany as Spätburgunder, is one of the noblest red varieties in the world.

Germany is the 3rd largest Pinot Noir producers in the world after France and USA. Red wines, particularly Pinot Noir, have a long tradition in Germany.

Pinot Noir is probably the most frustrating, and at times infuriating, wine grape in the world. However when it is successful, it can produce some of the most sublime wines known to man. This thin-skinned grape which grows in small, tight bunches performs well on the mineral-rich slate soil, which absorbs the sun’s heat during the day, and retains it overnight. The Mosel River creates a microclimate as it flows between the steep-sided, southern-facing valleys capturing the most sunlight.

VINUM GERMANIA Pinot Noir is a well-balanced red with strong aromas of berries and plum. It has a silky texture, and creates a lasting impression both on the palate and in the memory, and finishes with a touch of soft tannins. It is full-bodied and rich, but not heavy, with substantial flavor despite its delicacy.

Food Pairings


Pinot Noir harmonizes well with a wide variety of foods, but the best matches to show off the delicacy and texture of Pinot Noir are: grilled salmon, good roast beef or mushroom based dishes.  It’s also a delightful escort to duck, pork, veal and game meats such as venison, pheasant or rabbit.  The experience of Pinot Noir goes well with simple and rich foods. Strong spices may mask its delicate flavor.

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