From the vine to the glass – Why We Love Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon

Pinot Noir is one of the most popular grapes to produce wine from around the world. France famously uses Pinot Noir to produce Red Burgundy and many Champagnes often are made with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes. Its high acidity makes it refreshing, its light body, and lower tannin level make it a more subtle wine to enjoy with food or on its own.
Willamette Valley Oregon is considered to be an ideal climate for the Pinot Noir grape to thrive because of ideal balance of temperature, humidity and soil. The result of these factors plus the winemaker’s style and expertise is a well balanced wine with bright acidity, notes of red fruit with quality on par with more expensive French wines made from Pinot Noir.
Oregon Pinot Noir is an excellent and inexpensive way to explore Pinot Noir. We have several selections on our shelves for you to try next time you visit Foxcroft!