Origin: Burgundy region of France
New York Introduction: First planted commercially by Konstantin Frank at Gold Seal in the 1950’s.
Atwater Introduction: 2000
Acreage: Atwater Estate Vineyards: 2.35 acres/ Total New York: 235 acres
Taste and Aroma Characteristics: Hints of strawberries, earth, raspberries, mushrooms and herbs. Older wines tend to have a velvety finish. Bouquet can become exceedingly rich, powerful and complex with age. New York and especially Finger Lakes Pinot Noir have higher levels of resveratrol (which fights heart disease and cancer) than those from other parts of the world.