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

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Coming in hot from Codorníu’s top-of-the-line label, this wine is 40 percent chardonnay, 40 percent pinot noir, and 20 percent Xarel-lo. Krystin Arneson, Marie Claire, "The 5 Best Cavas to Sip Instead of Prosecco This Summer," 7 May 2019 Or head for the dog- and kid-friendly Armida Winery tasting room, which sources zinfandel, pinot noir, chardonnay and sauvignon blanc from its mother ship winery near Healdsburg. Allen Pierleoni, The Mercury News, "A weekend of beachy fun in Capitola-by-the-Sea," 16 June 2019 Our greatest value this week is the Angeline rosé pinot noir. Dave Mcintyre, Washington Post, "Rosé all day with this refreshing California $13 pinot noir," 28 June 2019 With the open terrain working as a conduit for the ocean air, Edna Valley is considered California’s coolest region—and prime country for pinot noir and chardonnay. Matt Jaffe, Los Angeles Magazine, "San Luis Obispo Has Ocean Breezes—and Two Wine Regions," 27 Apr. 2018 At Molitor's eponymous winery, Weingut Markus Molitor, sip riesling, ja, but also try Molitor’s pinot blanc and pinot noir, the latter of which was banned on the banks of the Mosel in the 1930s. Katherine Lagrave, Condé Nast Traveler, "When in Germany, Drink Riesling," 4 Sep. 2018 Born in Reims, the famous stronghold of the champagne style, Apolline married Nicolas Henriot in 1794 with a dowery of pinot noir grapes. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "You Have the Founding Mothers of Champagne to Thank for the Bubbly You Drink Today," 8 Mar. 2019 In recent years, though, a growing number are emerging from considerably cooler zones better known for their white wines, like this zippy pinot noir rosé from Marlborough (a region of New Zealand that is virtually synonymous with sauvignon blanc). Marnie Old,, "Great Wine Values: Matua Pinot Noir Rosé," 17 May 2018 Different grape varietals — a pinot noir grape, a merlot grape — are different colors, with skins of different thicknesses, explains Cha McCoy, a very patient sommelier based in New York City. Rachel Sugar, Vox, "Here is why you look like a vampire.," 18 Dec. 2018

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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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