Pinot Noir…

Pinot Noir is one of the most ancient varieties of grapes, and it is often described with mysterious sensual feminine attributes! It produces an incredible wine but at a price, it is susceptible to many different factors. If you do it right you will obtain some truly great wine.  At Castle Rock you can purchase all the items you will need to ferment and bottle your own Pinot Noir.

 

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The name is derived from the French words for pine and black; the pine alluding to the grape variety having tightly clustered, pine cone-shaped bunches of fruit.

Pinot noir grapes are grown around the world, mostly in the cooler regions, but the grape is chiefly associated with the Burgundyregion of France. Other regions that have gained a reputation for Pinot noir include the Willamette Valley of Oregon, the Carneros,Central Coast and Russian River AVAs of California, the Walker Bay wine region of South AfricaTasmania and Yarra Valley inAustralia and the Central OtagoMartinborough and Marlborough wine regions of New Zealand.

Pinot noir is also a primary variety used in sparkling wine production in Champagne and other wine regions.

It is widely considered to produce some of the finest wines in the world, but is a difficult variety to cultivate and transform into wine. The grape’s tendency to produce tightly packed clusters makes it susceptible to several viticultural hazards.

 

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If you want to experiment with different temperatures all year, we can help. We carry the equipment and knowledge to help you build a heating and/or cooling fermentation chamber.

Stop by our store anytime! Or contact us online we’ll be happy to help you get a piece of equipment or answer your questions.

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Remember – it is your homemade wine, so make it how you want and experiment to get the flavors and aromas you want in the finished product.

 

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