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Pinot Meunier

Written by Madeline Puckette

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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


Medium-light Body

Low Tannins

Medium-high Acidity

10–11.5% ABV


    55–60°F / 12-15°C

    Aroma Collector

    30 Minutes

    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.

Written byMadeline Puckette

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

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