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Pinot Meunier

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      All about pinot meunier

      Pinot meunier characteristics

      A dark-skinned berry-shaped grape, pinot meunier is a component in the world's most sparkling wine — Champagne. It's in the same family as the pinot group and is similar to pinot noir and pinot gris grape varieties. Varietal wines from this grape are rare since its mostly featured as a key ingredient in still and sparkling wines. This grape ripens quickly, making it a suitable constituent of young and fresh tasting Champagnes.

      A fruit flavor profile

      Pinot meunier wine that's a pure varietal — though uncommon — has a lighter color tone compared to pinot noir. This drink is slightly more acidic and has a candied fruit flavor with mildly smoky hints. Flavor and aromas of this red wine are similar to pinot noir with bold notes of dark fruits like cherry and pomegranate interlaced with damp mushrooms and floral traces of rose. It's less earthy compared to pinot noir and has a marked citrusy character.

      Most wine-growing countries in the world use pinot meunier grapes in making sparkling wines with crisp, fruity notes. In a bottle of Champagne, this grape varietal plays a key role in enhancing the fruity freshness of pinot noir and the elegance of chardonnay.

      Optimal food pairings

      Since pinot meunier occurs mostly as a blend, it gives you multiple food pairing options. Any blend that features this grape variety as the main ingredient has a strong dark fruit flavor, much like pinot noir or merlot. Use this as a guiding aspect when choosing foods that marry well with this red wine. Think meaty dishes and aged cheese as nice options that blend well with the bold character of this drink.

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