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A common question we are asked by guests at La Rochelle is “How long can your Pinot Noirs age?” Some say it depends on the year, while others say it solely comes down to the vineyard site itself. Some say that maybe it's even the winemaker that holds the key to longevity. In reality, it is a combination of all these variables that ultimately contribute to how each Pinot Noir will evolve over time…including the person who is drinking it. Some prefer to enjoy the brightness of a youthful Pinot Noir, that bursts with acidity. The more patient connoisseur takes the long road and allows their Pinot to develop slowly over time into something completely unique, achieving flavors and textures that can not be mimicked in a young wine. So how do you know how long your Pinot Noirs need to age? The only way to know for sure is to try for yourself. To help you get started, we have assembled a few Verticals for you to explore.