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Pinot Noir is the red wine grape of Burgundy, now adopted (and feverishly studied) in wine regions all over the world. The variety's elusive charm has carried it to all manner of vineyards, from western Germany and northern Italy to Chile, South Africa, Australia and, perhaps most notably, California, Oregon and New Zealand. It is the patriarch of the ‘Pinot’ family of grape varieties – so called because their bunches are similar in shape to a pine cone (pinot in French). Other members of this family include Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Meunier, Aligote and Pinot Noir's white-wine counterpart, ... more
Irancy is a village in the north-western corner of the Burgundy, France, just a short distance to the west of Chablis. Its Irancy appellation was created in 1999, specifically for red wines made from Pinot Noir, with a permitted 10% addition of Cesar.
In addition to Irancy itself, the title is also available to wines from the neighboring villages of Cravant and Vincelottes (both of which also produce white, Sauvignon-based wines under the Saint-Bris title).
Burgundy (Bourgogne in French) is an historic and highly respected wine region in eastern France. Burgundy wines have long had devout followers throughout the world and continue to do so today. Although Bordeaux produces about four times as much wine every year, Burgundy’s estimated 74,000 acres (30,000ha) of vine ... more
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