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myth-busting pinot noir?


Not exactly so – it’s not just passtoutgrains – or Côteaux Bourguignone that can contain gamay or others. There is a tolerated amount of non-pinot in very many vineyards, even from very covetable labels. It’s really not that uncommon for red wines also to contain grapes of pinot blanc, pinot gris or chardonnay – but practically the percentage is very small, probably less than 1%.

2 responses to “myth-busting pinot noir?”

  1. Simon

    Another example: the Cesar grape in Irancy. Some growers use 10-20 percent – or more – in their wines.

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