Seven of the Most Popular Pinot Noir Clones, Compared (Chart)March 13, 2019
While the term “clone” has extraterrestrial associations for some, it is a fairly straightforward process in the vineyard. If winemakers want to grow a crowd-pleasing assortment like Pinot Noir, and they want their brand-new plant to closely resemble its mother, they might clone it by lopping a portion off an existing Pinot Noir vine, and either seeding it instantly into the grunge, or grafting it onto another vine.
Of course, Pinot Noir is both ancient and planted throughout the world. The grape has changed with interval and term, and its far-flung clones have mutated in tandem.
There are now approximately 1,000 clones of Pinot Noir, the famously fussy, world-renowned grape. We established this chart to visualize the flavors, wording, body, and tannins of seven of the most popular Pinot Noir clones.
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