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Germany Might Be Producing the Best Pinot Noirs Available Today

5 days ago   |   By Fortune

In the world of wine, Germany-like New Zealand or Argentina-has a clear role: its wineries make Riesling. But while the first mentions of Riesling date from the 1400s, German Pinot Noir actually gets called out more than 500 years earlier. It seems Emperor Charles III brought the grape to Germany from Burgundy in 884. Today Germany has 29,000 acres of Pinot Noir, the third most plantings in the world after France and the United States-and now American wine drinkers are taking notice.
For a long time, Germans kept their Pinots to themselves. “The demand for red wine in Germany kept...
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