After over 20 years of making wine, I am just going to say it. Pinot noir is the sexiest grape variety. And believe me, I have made more than my share of varieties.
It attracts first with its captivating aroma, earthy, mushroomy, enticing with some exotic dark cherry and wet leaves or forest floor. Following the alluring scent, there is the anticipation of taste and if you have chosen well, expect some intoxicating flavours of dark cherry with undercurrents of earth and spice. Finally to texture, the perception of which relates to our sense of touch, a great Pinot Noir will be supple, smooth and silky. You will ‘feel’ this wine in your mouth and if it is great Pinot Noir the taste will persist and you will want more.
Smell, taste, touch and desire… sounds sexy to me.