What is a light red wine for summer?
1. Pinot Noir. Pinot Noir is probably the first place your mind goes when you think light body red wines. That’s because it’s one of the most widely grown varieties!
Is Pinot Noir a light red wine?
Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir are two different red grapes. Pinot Noir is a thin-skinned variety that makes wines of light color, light-to-medium body and alcohol, with high acidity, elegance and aromas of red fruits (cranberries, raspberries, red cherries) and mushrooms.
Is Pinot Noir lighter than merlot?
Pinot Noir has a lighter body with higher acidity and more of those red berry notes while Merlot has those blackberry notes. Pinot Noir will pair well with light food preparations and earthy flavors while Merlot pairs nicely with heavier food preparations and red fruit sauces.
Which is sweeter merlot or pinot noir?
Merlot might seem the sweetest of the three since it lacks the strong tannins of Cab Sauv and the earthiness of Pinot, but it still has very little residual sugar.
Which wine is good for beginners?
Pinot Noir is a light-bodied red that isn’t too bold for beginners. Pinot Noir is generally earthy and has notes of raspberry and cherry. Pinot Noir goes with a variety of things such as mushrooms, pork, chicken, and duck. Try 2015 Banshee Rice-Spivak Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast.
Which is sweeter cabernet or merlot?
Cabernet Sauvignon is very rich and robust, while Merlot is a bit more delicate, and serves up a slightly fruitier flavor. And while both wines are considered “dry”, Merlot tends to be balanced towards a slightly sweeter flavor profile, making it easier to drink.