Is pinot noir difficult to grow?

There is a well worn adage that pinot noir is difficult to grow. The truth is that grape vines are effectively weeds Рthey grow from cuttings stuck in the ground and pinot noir is a grape vine. However growing good quality pinot noir is a completely different story. It requires the right terroir and lots of care. Terroir is the natural environment in which the vines grow. It includes the aspect, climate, micro-climate, soils as well as the flora and fauna in the area and soils. All these factors can have an impact on the vine Рpositive or negative. The care of the vine and its environment by the vigneron also impacts quality especially the management of the canopy.  

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