Pinot Noir grapes, originally from Burgundy, are the only red grape variety authorised for use in Alsace. Principally used in the production of light and fruity wines, Alsace Pinot Noir is a light, dry and fresh wine, delicately fruity and best served slightly cooled. It's a very versatile addition to picnics featuring charcuterie, grilled meats and salads.
A complex and balanced wine, Alsace Pinot Noir is a great match for red meat and game. It also pairs well with white meat and poultry, sharp cheeses and fish due to its mellow tannins.
Middle Eastern, Moroccan and vegetarian dishes are an excellent pairing for these wines, as well as rich chocolate desserts, or desserts containing red fruits.
Here it's paired with a colourful vegetable dish and strong blue cheese sauce made of Stilton. If using a milder blue cheese, an Alsatian Pinot Gris would make a good match instead.