The German White vs. Red Pinot Noir Pairing showcases how the same varietal can create two completely different wines based on the method of vinification (winemaking).
This Pairing highlights the stylistic differences that a producer can impart by deciding to make a traditional Pinot Noir, where the liquid is macerated (soaking skins in the juice), or creating a Blanc de Noir (white of black), where the juice is non-macerated, making a white wine from a red skinned grape.
This Pairing includes the following wines:
Wine 1: Classic German Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) displays fruits like dried strawberries, sour cherries, smoked bacon, cranberries and rhubarb, coupled with undertones of lavender, forest floor and roasted mushrooms.
Wine 2: Pinot Noir Blanc de Noir offers some of the characteristics of Pinot Noir, but lighter red fruits like cranberry and raspberry. This wine also has notes of bright citrus, stony minerals and round texture with a soft finish of dried vanilla bean.