Chapter 10 Light-Bodied Red Wines: Pinot Noir and Gamay
Chapter Objectives Describe the medium- to light-bodied red wines produced by the Pinot Noir and Gamay grapes Discuss red wines made in Burgundy, France Identify other places Pinot Noir grapes are grown Describe the red wines made in Beaujolais, France Describe the flavor and aroma profile of Pinot Noir wines Describe the flavor and aroma profile of Gamay wines
Pinot Noir and Gamay These wines have reputations at each end of the spectrum: Really great and really bad!
Red Wines from Burgundy Cru system: Grande Cru, Premier Cru, Village, Generic Major Towns: Gevrey-Chambertin, Morey St. Denis, Chambolle-Musigny, Vosne-Romanée, Aloxe-Corton, and Beaune
Pinot Noir Grapes: Growing Areas France: Champagne, Alsace Germany Italy United States: California, Oregon
Red Wines Made in Beaujolais Light Fruity Very drinkable
Flavor and Aroma Profile: Pinot Noir Raspberry Strawberry Cherry Plum Truffle Oak
Flavor and Aroma Profile:Gamay Raspberry Strawberry Blackberry Banana