Great Grapes: Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir is hot. Ever since the movie Sideways became a surprise hit, sales have surged and suddenly everyone is in love with this subtle, supple wine. But of course this overnight success has been in the works for a thousand years or so, ever since medieval monks began tending Pinot Noir vines in eastern France, in what is now known as Burgundy's Côte d'Or.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands May 15, 2006.