Pinot Noir is one of the most popular, dominant red wine grape varietals in the world. Primarily associated with Burgundy but versatile enough to be grown in regions across the globe, it is a thin-skinned, light-bodied grape adapted to the conditions of places as far flung as the Willamette Valley of Oregon, the Yarra Valley in Victoria, Australia, the Elgin and Walker Bay wine regions of South Africa, and the Central Otago, Martinborough and Marlborough wine regions of New Zealand.
Pinot Noir is considered to be a more delicate wine than other red wine varietals with less complexity. Food pairings: A floral, fruity red wine that pairs well with poultry, fatty fish, game, or red meat stews. Also goes well with rustic vegetables, red to black fruits like cherry, cranberry and plum, and nutty, delicately flavoured cheeses such as Gruyere or Taleggio.