Pinot Meunier

Name of varietal: Pinot Meunier

Common synonyms: Meunier, Mullerebe, Schwarzriesling
 
Parentage of the grape: mutation of Pinot Noir
 
History of the grape: The name derives from the floury coating on the underside of the grape leaves; “meunier’ is French for “miller.” It grows mainly in the region of Champagne, and while rarely appears on a label, is one of the primary blending grapes in the distinguished sparklers along with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. It’s kind of the Kevin Spacey of grapes, with its important supporting roles adding additional characteristics like aromatics, brightness and acidity to the wine. In other parts of Europe such as Germany, Austria and Switzerland it is produced as a young, light, dry or off dry red varietal (Mullerebe or Schwarzrielsing) release as well as in blends both dry and sparkling. 
 
Characteristics of the grape: on its own very low in tannins, light-bodied, fruit-forward, somewhat acidic, cherry Read more »

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  • Bostavan Dor Rose Demisec NV

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • This isn’t one of those “next great grape!” articles. People ... (Grolleau may just be the Pinot Meunier of the Loire. And varietal Pinot Meunier is a special thing.)Grolleau is only grown in the Loire Valley, so they say. While it is hard to make absolute statements in the wine industry, I have seen nothing to prove otherwise. If it is true r... Read More

    From the article Ancient wine grape finds a home with millennial drinkers.


  • Benjamin Bridge Brut Reserve Canada 2012

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    Just cracked (or rather, popped) a bottle of Nova Scotia (yes, Nova Scotia) ... ... grapes (Pinot Noir 25%, Pinot Meunier 12% and Chardonnay 63%). Some white fruit and citrus on the nose and good effervescence - even after ten minutes in the Champagne flute. Entry is tart, citric and lean - as expected - with a hint of bitters on the finish. ... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • Canard-Duchene Brut Classic NV

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    I bought two half bottles of this from the website ... of 45% pinot noir,35% pinot meunier and 20% chardonnay.I served the first bottle today at a salmon and salad lunch with a guest. It is a bone dry wine with lots of fine bubbles and some sour apple style fruit. It was a good accompaniment to the lunc Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906


  • Hattingley Brut Rose Hattingley Valley England

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    Chalky, dusty aromas of light wildflower and toast with hints of cherry and strawberry. Pleasant fruit notes of cherry and strawberry on the palate as well, with tart citrus flavor filling in on the mid palate, some mixed berry and a refreshing character throughout. This is lightly floral and finishes clean with a touch of red fruit candy and a ... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Ridgeview Brut Bloomsbury England

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    Toasted lemon and melon aromas with tightly focused citrus aromas and hints of butterscotch. Bold tingling acidity on the palate with quite tart lemon drop and grapefruit flavors, tart citrus and a toasted, almost smoky almond and oak spice mid palate, finishing with some classic biscuit notes and more zesty citrus acidity. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Hasn’t it? When we started Snooth back in 2007, rosé was not such ... ... The Pinot Noir (54%), Pinot Meunier (40%), Pinot Blanc (6%) grapes were grown specifically for this wine. Don’t pass up the opportunity to visit the five hundred acre estate the next time you pass through the Willamette Valley.Crisp, mineral slate and steel aromas with ... Read More

    From the article Rose Has Jumped the Shark


  • April in Paris is wonderful, but for someone who loves Champagne, April in Reims is even better. Because April is when this city, home to a splendid cathedral and many of the most prestigious Champagne Houses such as Krug, Veuve-Clicquot, Roederer and Pommery, is abuzz with Le Printemps des Champagnes. Now in its tenth year, this five-day event ... Read More

    From the article The Latest from Champagne


  • Moet & Chandon Rose Imperial Champagne

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    Deep strawberry and and cherry aromas with a clean note of cherry blossom. Austere and elegant with tart sour cherry, mixed spice and pink grapefruit, finishing clean and light with a note of watermelon and light tannin. Clean and fresh. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Leclerc Briant Brut Reserve Sparkling Wine Champagne

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    Light, toast and yeast aromas with hints of lemon and biscuit, honeycomb and grapefruit. On the palate, austere and crisp, with lemon pith, zesty grapefruit and a tart staccato finish of toasted croissant and more citrus with green melon and green apple. A nicely structured wine. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


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