Pinot Noir is one of the world's most popular red wines. It is loved for its light to medium bodied texture and its red fruit, flower, and spice aromas that are joined by a smooth finish of red berries. You'll most likely find Pinot Noir growing in cooler regions, with the Burgundy region of France being a major producer of Pinot Noir. Some of the other regions that have elevated the Pinot Noir varietal are the Willamette Valley in Oregon, Carneros, Russian River, and the Central Coast of California. Pinot Noir grapes are dependent on its terroir, and fairs better in a cool climate with mineral dense soils.
Since the middle ages, wine producers have experimented with red grapes to find the perfect mix for a great Pinot Noir. Because of this, it is the only red wine grape variety that is permitted in Burgundy by Pinot Noir producers. Red Burgundy is also created using the same grapes.
Given its higher acidity and lower tannins, some food pairing that go with Pinot Noir include dark dense proteins like chicken or pork. It also works perfectly well with barbecue and vegetable centric meals.