"It's not a survivor like Cabernet, which can just grow anywhere and thrive even when it's neglected. No Pinot needs constant care and attention you know?" - Sideways
Pinot Noir is a tricky grape variety to grow, but when done well it can create fabulous wines with strawberry, raspberry, cherry and gamey notes. It is an early ripening varietal which in hotter climates it will lose acid before developing interesting flavours. In cool climates, rains all to readily rot the thin-skinned berries.
Top quality examples are now being produced across the world- Burgundy, of course but also in Oregon and California in the US, the coastal regions of Chile and Australia and all over the South Island of New Zealand. Nowadays, it's even produced in Germany with great success.