Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is  a black grape that comes from Burgundy, France. This grape is better grown in cool climates to have a longer maturing period for the flavors and acidity to mix. German Pinot Noir is mostly known for its light and sweet fruitful flavor with a touch of strawberry, raspberry and blackcurrant.  When young, the wine tends to be sweet with the previously mentioned fruit aromas and as it ages, it develops more of an “earthy” aroma. It is mostly produced in France followed by the United States and then Germany.Harvest time at Girasole Vineyards

Spätburgunder is the German name for Pinot Noir,Jens Windisch describes reduction and oxidation in wine from a winemaker’s perspective.

 

France

Burgundy

Guy Chaumont leads a tiny but highly efficient operation at the winery and in the vineyards that he and his wife own and farm.

Muscadet

Domaine du Petit Coteau is situated in the village of Vernou; one of the 7 villages of the Vouvray appellation, on the north side of the Loire River.

 

Italy

Tuscany

Sangiovese at Riecine is grown organically and vinified to be more like Nebbiolo or Pinot Noir than Cabernet or Syrah. It is cropped and harvested for optimal balance of ripeness and acidity with an eye towards lower alcohol levels.

USA

California

Barra of Mendocino produces Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, and a late harvest Port style wine that we carry at Candid Wines. The Barra wines are generally from the family’s older vines on the hillside vineyards that were planted in the 50′s, 60′s and 70′s.

Mendocino is something of a climactic wonderland when it comes to grape growing.  Diverse varieties thrive in the area and the Barra family is able to produce clean, bright Pinot Blanc alongside Chardonnay, elegant Cabernet and Zinfandel next to fantastic Pinot Noir.

Serbia

            Rogljevo

Barra of Mendocino produces Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, and a late harvest Port style wine that we carry at Candid Wines. The Barra wines are generally from the family’s older vines on the hillside vineyards that were planted in the 50′s, 60′s and 70′s.