The variety is of importance in Austria. Requires good sites with deep, warm soils and ample water retention. It is extremely prone to Botrytis and easily susceptible to chlorosis.
Wine: Pinot Noir from optimal vineyard sites, with high ripeness, and through skilled vinification, can deliver high quality wines with good ageability - even despite that it is sensitive and a challenge to the winemaker in the vineyard and the cellar. Characteristically, it does not have a very dark colour. Its typical aroma is discreet with notes from red berries (strawberry, raspberry, morello cherry), forest soil and dried plums.