American vs French Pinot Noir

The Best of Both Worlds

American vs French Pinot Noir is a thrilling opposition that has kept wine lovers busy for decades. On one side, Burgundy and its 1000 year-long wine history, making magnificent wines. On the other, passionate winemakers remarkably express the Terroirs of California and Oregon. Both deliver sensual and nuanced wines, and we love the amazing versatility of this grape varietal.

Burgundy is the birthplace of Pinot Noir, where you will encounter infinite variations of silky textures, bright red fruit aromas, and nuances of intensity. Winemakers often say that they do not make “Pinot Noir”, rather that they use this varietal to make wines that reflect individual Terroirs, such as Vosne Romanée, Chambolle Musigny, or Gevrey Chambertin.

In America, many winemakers have successfully brought Pinot Noir to comparable quality levels - yet with their own identity - especially in Sonoma, CA and the Willamette Valley, OR. Usually more opulent, with generous notes of red berries, they often deliver breathtaking aromas as soon as the wine is in your glass.

We have selected 3 bottles from each region, which are a great way to experience this opposition at home! And feel free to explore our rich entire selection.

Best Wishes,

Pierre-Antoine Bollet
Sales Manager