The calories in wine are determined by the alcohol content and the carbs, which are actually the result of the residual sugar left in the wine after fermentation.
Pinot Noir is a low calorie red wine, even though it’s sugar and ABV can vary drastically. So, let’s break down the facts about the calorie count in Pinot Noir:
How Many Calories Are in a Bottle of Pinot Noir Wine?
There are 125 calories in a glass of Pinot Noir of a 5 fl oz serving size, and 600 calories in a bottle of Pinot Noir, which makes it a low calorie red wine.
Although this can vary depending on the region, it is still one of the lowest calorie red wines.
The 125 calories per glass of Pinot Noir equals 5% of the daily value allowance and it can easily be offset by 20 minutes of walking your dog.(1)
ALCOHOL CONTENT IN PINOT NOIR
The ABV% of Pinot Noir grown in warmer climates, such as California, will be 13.5-15%, while Pinot Noir from cooler climates, such as Burgundy, varies between 12-14%.
New World Pinot Noir, such as California, Australia, and New Zealand, typically has a higher ABV volume than their counterparts in Europe, owing to the warmer climate and winemaking styles.
On average, alcohol contains 7 grams of calories per gram, so the more there is in wine, the higher the calories.
PINOT NOIR CARBS CONTENT PER SERVING
The amount of carbohydrates in Pinot Nor depends on the residual sugar content in the wine naturally left after the fermentation is complete.
There are 3.5 grams of carbs per glass of Pinot Noir (5 fl oz), and 17 grams in a bottle of Pinot Noir.
Dry wine such as Pinot Noir will be much lower in calories than sweet wine such as a dessert Riesling or Port.
PINOT NOIR PROTEIN CONTENT PER SERVING
It might sound strange to some but there is a small amount of protein found in wine. The major source of proteins in wine is the grape and the rest comes from the yeast and bacteria.
A bottle of Pinot Noir has less than 1 gram of protein.
Is Pinot Noir a Low Calorie Red Wine?
Yes, Pinot Noir is a lower calorie red wine, and therefore suitable for any diet including keto. Pinot Noir pairs extremely well with low calorie foods. Feel free to read our article about pairing ideas here.
If your daily diet or the general nutrition advice you follow limits high-calorie foods, having a glass or two of wine a day won’t harm you; quite the opposite, it can have beneficial properties for your health.
Aim for dry wines such as Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, and Syrah, and try to avoid sweet and fortified wines.
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