Pinot noir is a red grape variety associated in Europe with Burgundy, where it is traditionally bottled as a single varietal, and Champagne where it is blended. 

Quality: ‘Established thinking holds that the quality of Pinot Noir is down to small berries, low yields, moderate post-vérasion temperatures, and minimising intra-bunch shading,’ says John Atkinson MW (personal communication).

See: Pinot Noir, Ripeness study.

Pinot Noirs of note

Certified Biodynamic: Alois Lageder.