Pinot Noir - Specialty in Deep Creek

Last Updated on Feb 6, 2015 at 9:04am | Agribusiness

The name of the Pinot Noir (Pee-no-nwarh) grapes derives from the description of their clusters; pino referencing the cluster’s pinecone shape and noir referencing the deep purple or black color of the grapes.
The Pinot Noir varietal is notoriously difficult to cultivate, as it is sensitive to environmental factors. The tight “pinecone” clusters make the varietal more susceptible to rot, requiring diligent management of the canopy as well as the cluster. The grape also has a very thin skin, which is easily damaged by rainfall during the growing season. The thin skin and tight clusters at maturity jeopardizes harvest because the bunch cannot shed water easily, so moisture is trapped between the berries and rot can spread quickly. Read more>>