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Pinot Meunier is a grape variety that's very similar to Pinot Noir. It's a red wine grape, but you'll find it more often used in Champagne or other sparkling wines than in your typical bottle of red wine. Until recently, both Pinot Noir and Chardonnay were more widely recognized as the grape varieties found in Champagne. Still, this grape is gaining notoriety for its contributions to various sparkling wines' flavor, body, and acidity.\n
The word "meunier" comes from the French word for miller because of the white flour-like substance found on the underside of the Pinot Meunier plant's leaves. The substance actually consists of fine white hairs, and these aren't present in every variety. Pinot Meunier produces wines that are lighter in color than Pinot Noir wines, but the alcohol and sugar content will be very similar for wines made with either of these grape varieties.\n
Pinot Meunier is most widely grown in the Champagne region of France, which likely contributes to its being used in the sparkling wine of the same name. However, thanks to this grape's ability to bud and ripen quite reliably, it's also grown in Germany, Australia, and California. You can find it in the German-speaking regions of Austria and Switzerland, while New Zealand has only just discovered its exceptional contribution to making sparkling wines.\n
Vintners appreciate that Pinot Meunier buds late but ripens early, as this makes it a hearty variety that can withstand disease. Typically, you'll find that Pinot Meunier is used in young wines due to the fact that it doesn't age as well as some of its similar counterparts. Of course, you can still find it in wines that are aged for up to 20 years, but this isn't as common for this particular grape. Use the Instacart app to add a bottle of Champagne to your cart for your next celebration.

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FAQs About Pinot Meunier

For the most part, Pinot Meunier grapes are only used with other grapes in the winemaking process. Although you can find single-varietal wines that use this grape, it's not a common practice to use Pinot Meunier grapes all on their own. These grapes have a distinct flavor and a high acidity, making them best for blends that help tone down these distinctive features. In fact, Best's Great Western Old Vine is one of the rare wine producers that offers a wine made solely from Pinot Meunier. If you want to try a bottle, add one to your cart.
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