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It is possible that you have had more Pinot than you know. In the US and New Zealand, two countries known for their fine Pinots, the wines are labeled with the name of the grape, and so are easily identified for what they are. However, many people do not realize that Pinot Noir is a componant of Champagne (along with Chardonnay and Petit Meunier). A Champagne made from 100% Pinot Noir is called a “Blanc de Noirs” (white from black).
Nice intro to Pinot Noir. Continue here.