World renown as the most popular light-bodied red wine, Pinot Noir is characterized by its high acidity and low tannin levels. Pinot Noir was famously born in the Burgundy (Bourgogne) region of France, in fact, it is known as Red Burgundy there. The characteristics of wines produced using Pinot grapes depend heavily on the terroir in which the grape was produced. French Pinot Noir is more earthy and floral in contrast to California’s more fruity and lush Pinot. Pinot Noir is one of the 18 noble grape varietals, being helpful in understanding acidity and aromatics.