Pinot as Papa…

Scientists think that pinot noir is a fairly old variety, which probably evolved from a wild vine in Burgundy at least 2000 years ago. Today, thanks to DNA testing, we know that pinot noir is the parent of dozens of other grapes including chardonnay, gamay (the grape that makes Beaujolais), aligote (the French wine historically used to make a traditional kir cocktail), and melon de bourgogne (the grape that makes Muscadet).

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