Pinot Meunier


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This fruity red grape is mostly seen as a chief blending partner in the world’s most popular sparkling wine, Champagne.

Primary Flavors

  • Tart Cherry
  • Pomegranate
  • Potting Soil
  • Mushroom
  • Rose

Taste Profile

Bone-dry

Medium-light Body

Low Tannins

Medium-high Acidity

10–11.5% ABV

Handling


  • SERVE
    55–60°F / 12-15°C

  • GLASS TYPE
    Aroma Collector

  • DECANT
    30 Minutes

  • CELLAR
    10+ Years

Food Pairing

Pinot Meunier, being so closely related to Pinot Noir, will pair with similar things. Pork, roast duck, mushrooms or grilled vegetables would all play well.

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About Madeline Puckette

James Beard Award-winning author and Wine Communicator of the Year. I co-founded Wine Folly to help people learn about wine. @WineFolly