Pinot Noir is known for its red fruit, low to moderate tannins, mouthwatering acidity and earthy characteristics. Try a side of sautéed mushrooms with fresh rosemary and thyme to take this pairing to a whole new level. The fresh herbs brings out the fragrant herbal and sweet spice notes in the wine and the mushrooms work in perfect harmony with the earthy notes in the wine. Pinot Noir is one of the most difficult grapes to grow, but when the conditions are right, it makes for one of the most elegant, collectible wines in the world. If you are looking for a value Pinot Noir under $20, look to Chile, New Zealand or try a Pinot Nero from Italy.
Serve pork chops with your favorite side dish or over a bed of creamy, earthy mushroom risotto.
- Recommended Producers:
Veramonte Pinot Noir, Chile, South America (SRP: $10)
Matello Vineyards “Hommage” Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon (SRP: $27)
Archery Summit Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon (SRP: $54)