Pinot Noir

Grape variety Red

White meats (pork, veal), game birds (quail, duck, pigeon)
Mushroom casserole
Desserts based on red fruits or chocolate

About the grape variety

Pinot Noir is an emblematic grape variety of Switzerland, more precisely German-speaking Switzerland. A historic grape variety from northeastern France, Pinot Noir probably originated in Burgundy, where it was mentioned in 1375. In Switzerland, Pinot Noir appears historically in Canton Vaud under the old name of Servagnin, first mentioned in 1472, then later under Salvagnin in Vaud and Neuchâtel from 1775. In the latter, it was also known under the names Técou and Cortaillod from 1754, while in Valais it was under the name of Petite Dôle that it spread from 1848. This early and not very productive grape variety is the most widely planted in Switzerland. Pinot Noir produces wines of international stature.

Associated names: Blauburgunder, Klävner


Pinot Noir produces wines with aromas of red fruits (strawberries, raspberries). When the fruit is riper, it gives aromas of wet leather, tobacco or forest floor. The wines are generally fresh and elegant.

Distribution of grape varieties

Pinot Noir is grown in several wine regions

German-speaking Switzerland
Three Lakes
The wine region Geneva
Switzerland. Naturally.