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Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir is a red wine grape variety of the species Vitis vinifera. The name may also refer to wines created predominantly from Pinot Noir grapes. The name is derived from the French words for pine and black. The pine alluding to the grape variety having tightly clustered, pine cone-shaped bunches of fruit.

Pinot noir is increasingly being planted in the U.K. and is now the second most widely planted variety, (305-ha in 2012) almost all of it for sparkling wine

Wine styles: 

Burgundy, Champagne, Gevrey-Chambertin, Nuits-Saint-Georges


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Pinot Noir is a difficult varietal to cultivate and transform into wine. The grape's tendency to produce tightly packed clusters makes it susceptible to several viticultural hazards involving rot that require diligent canopy management.

UK Area in production 2015: 

337.25 Hectares

UK Area in production 2017: 

483.11 Hectares

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Northernmost Vineyard Growing Pinot Noir in UK & Eire


Dunesforde Vineyard

Dunesforde vineyard York YO26 9RU
North Yorkshire
54° 3' 44.4096" N

Largest Vineyard Growing Pinot Noir in UK & Eire

Denbies Wine Estate

Visitor Centre Dorking RH5 6AA
Phone: 01306 876616

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