- any of several varieties of purple or white vinifera grapes yielding a red or white wine, used especially in making burgundies and champagnes.
- a red (Pinot Noir) or white (Pinot Blanc) wine made from this grape.
Origin of Pinot
Examples from the Web for pinot
The good news is any grape variety beginning with "Pinot" is likely to fit this bill.The Best Thanksgiving Wines
November 19, 2010
Based on Pinot Noir, it gives rich berry aromas alongside brioche, quince, and pears.The Official Beverage of France
August 4, 2009
There is about 128,000 acres of Pinot Noir planted worldwide.
There is no logical reason that Cabernet is nearly 20 percent more expensive than Pinot Noir on average.
It was as if they were talking about drinking pesticides, not Pinot Noir.In Defense of My Drinking Habit
March 22, 2009
Word Origin and History for pinot
type of grape vine used in wine-making, 1912, American English variant spelling of French pineau (attested in English from 1763), name of a family of wine grapes, from pin "pine tree" (see pine (n.)) + diminutive suffix -eau. So called from the shape of the grape clusters. Variants are pinot noir, "black," pinot blanc, "white," and pinot gris, "gray."