pinot noir

noun, often capitalized P&N
pi·​not noir | \ ˈpē-(ˌ)nō-ˈnwär How to pronounce pinot noir (audio) , pē-ˈnō- \

Definition of pinot noir

: a dry red wine produced from the same grape as French burgundy

Examples of pinot noir in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web News host just launched XO, G, a new line of wine at Walmart that offers stacked individual glasses of pinot noir, pinot grigio and rosé. People Staff, Peoplemag, 2 Aug. 2022 Inman harvests her pinot noir in multiple stages of ripeness over a period of weeks to blend the juice into a harmonious wine. Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post, 28 July 2022 In 2020, drifting smoke from forest fires forced the Peays to make just 500 cases of their estate pinot noir rather than the usual 2,000. New York Times, 30 June 2022 The listing notes the land is also ideal for cultivating various fruit trees, blueberries and pinot noir grapes. PEOPLE.com, 13 May 2022 Schmidt and Myers plan to abandon their trademark application and rename their sparkling pinot noir. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, 16 Apr. 2022 Its origins are remote and rugged, and this wine from 2018 nonetheless maintains its identity and its composure as Sonoma pinot noir. Cathy Huyghe, Forbes, 25 Sep. 2021 The study’s findings show that both red (a pinot noir in this case) and white wine (a chardonnay-pinot) produced the same cardiac protective properties and lowered bad cholesterol for those who exercised. Lauren Steele, Outside Online, 3 Sep. 2014 There's a strong freshness of sweet summer flowers, white linden blooms, preceding the freshness of pinot noir. Peter Mikelbank, PEOPLE.com, 27 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of pinot noir

1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pinot noir

French, literally, black Pinot

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The first known use of pinot noir was in 1889

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Last Updated

7 Aug 2022

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“Pinot noir.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pinot%20noir. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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