Wines made with Pinot Noir are known for their elegance and refinement. They usually offer an exotic bouquet along with a velvety, mouth feeling texture. Pinot Noir has flavors of ripe fruit, cherry, chocolate, toast, and spices. Most famous in the Burgundy region of France, where it is the only grape permitted to be used in the famous red wines of Cote d’Or. Generally Pinot Noirs are low in tannins and pair with salmon, turkey, pork, and cheese. Pinot Noir sales increased greatly when the movie Sideways was released several years ago.