Pinot Meunier

Pinot Meunier{Pee-no Moon-yay} is one of the three main grapes used in Champagne along with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The origins of this grape are unclear, but people might say that it comes from France. The name Meunier stands for miller in French, and it also refers as floury because of the vines appearance. The color of this grape is lighter than Pinot Noir, and it has higher levels of acidity. This grape is planted all around the world but the most known countries are: France, Germany, Austria, USA, Canada and New Zealand.

France

Champagne

The “Carte D’Or” is made primarily from Pinot Meunier which is aged for three years in neutral oak barrels prior to release.  Pinot Meunier’s floral, red fruits mark this wine on the nose and then shockingly so in the mouth.  It’s one of those rare white wines that bursts with red fruit flavors.

 Pinot Meunier

Color of grape Black.
Species Vitis Vinifera
Synonyms Blanc Meunier, Blanche Feuille
Origin Unknown
Most common in France and USA
Phonetic pronunciation Pee-no Moon-yay