Great Grapes: The Double Life of Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir is a primary component of the classic Champagne blend
Champagne brings to mind sparkling whites, not still red wines, but Pinot Noir is the most widely planted grape variety in the region. In fact, at more than 31,000 acres, Pinot is more abundant in Champagne than any other region, including Burgundy.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands May 15, 2006.