Pinot Noir is the only red grape grown in Alsace. Farmed since Roman Antiquity in Burgundy it was brought by the Benedictine monks at the beginning of the XIIth Centaury. A red grape with a white skin it can be made into blanc de noir (literally white from black), rosé or red wine. The colour is obtained by macerating for varying lengths of time depending on the aromas and colours desired. Generally fruity with aromas of lightly woody cherry it accompanies cold meats, red meats and cheese wonderfully.
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