Definition of Pinot in English:



  • 1[mass noun] Any of several varieties of wine grape, especially the chief varieties Pinot Noir, a black grape, and Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris, white grapes.

    • ‘Rippon is a small vineyard of predominantly Riesling and Pinot Noir, and is certified organic.’
    • ‘It's just the thing for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes, which develop complexity in the area's warm days and cool nights.’
    • ‘It benefits from longer maturation and higher Pinot Noir and Chardonnay content.’
    • ‘So, with some minor exceptions, all the wines of Burgundy are produced either from the Chardonnay grape for white wines, or the Pinot Noir for reds.’
    • ‘Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, in particular, thrive in the foggy, cooler areas near the coast.’
    • ‘The two primary grapes are the Burgundy greats - Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.’
    • ‘Dan Lee of Morgan said under older growing systems, Pinot Noir ripened too soon and was picked in late August, while much of the flavors were green.’
    • ‘Produced in one of the best areas for Pinot Noir, this is a textured, sweetly fruity young red with just the right amount of fragrance and elegance.’
    • ‘The common stars of cool-weather climates are Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, and the Santa Cruz Mountains do them proud.’
    • ‘In New Zealand, it is very much a minor player with a teensy 458 tonnes of Malbec compared to 9402 tonnes of Pinot Noir produced in 2003.’
    • ‘This strawberry fruity Kiwi rosé made from Merlot and Pinot Noir is just the thing.’
    • ‘The real New Zealand wine story this year, however, will be the current arrivals from the second of the two grape towers, Pinot Noir.’
    • ‘The fog-filled Russian River Valley is made up of 11,000 acres devoted heavily to Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel.’
    • ‘Challenging grape varieties like Pinot Noir are improving with every year.’
    • ‘E&J Gallo's major planting of Pinot Noir in the Russian River Valley is one of the industry's more significant moves.’
    • ‘Important grapes grown here are Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Muscat, and Sémillon.’
    • ‘Beaune Main town in the southern half of Burgundy, noted for fine white and red wines made, respectively, from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.’
    • ‘They're using a gamut of grapes, from Grenache and Syrah to Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon.’
    • ‘‘It was quickly clear that the Burgundian grapes, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay would do well here,’ said Torres.’
    • ‘Gloria Ferrer is known for its champagne, but in recent years has branched out to develop some of its land for some reserve Pinot Noir.’
    1. 1.1A wine made from Pinot grapes.
      • ‘The drink to match this complex social event has to be that most intellectual of wines, Pinot Noir.’
      • ‘Today, the Santa Ynez Valley produces a diverse range of superb varietal wines, including Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah.’
      • ‘They also do Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, plus a Champagne style sparkler.’
      • ‘It features a Pinot Gris, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, all at about the $20 mark.’
      • ‘One can never appreciate or even understand Burgundy simply by pitting it against the lush fruit-forward styles of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the New World.’
      • ‘The range includes tumblers specifically designed for Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet and so on.’
      • ‘Also, they all make a startlingly fine Pinot Noir, a wine that often features a combination of California racy fruit with Burgundian earth tones.’
      • ‘Choose a style - Merlot, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir - and drink just those at first.’
      • ‘Here's a tip: Two particular wines, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, set off more foods than almost any others.’
      • ‘Each new arrival brings a new vine to test its luck, and Bolgheri is now home to Syrah and even some Pinot Noir.’
      • ‘So if you find Pinot Noir a bit light and Cabernet Sauvignon a little too tannic and dry, Syrah along with Merlot is emerging as a very successful alternative New Zealand red wine style.’
      • ‘On the one hand there are stylish Rieslings and Scheurebes with high acidity, and on the other an increasing supply of interesting wines from the Burgunder, or Pinot, family.’
      • ‘Also, the reds are not short of adventurous alternatives to the obvious Cabernet Sauvignon or Pinot Noir.’
      • ‘This won't be cheap by the time it ends up on a restaurant wine list, but you'd be better off buying a bottle of New Zealand's finest Pinot Noir than a mediocre, over-priced Burgundy.’
      • ‘It is the workhorse grape of Alsace, where it is used to make varietal Pinot Blanc, is part of the blend for Edelzwicker, and is increasingly the main component of Cremant d ‘Alsace.’
      • ‘A highly unusual blend of Barbera with Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon from one of the best estates in northern Italy.’
      • ‘But once I'd stuttered how hopeless I was - ‘but surely you know your Pinot Noir from a Merlot?’’
      • ‘A recent survey of my friends and relations revealed that their current go-to wines for Thanksgiving dinner are Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.’
      • ‘But the Orogeny, an earthy, Burgundian-style Pinot, answered virtually every dish with aplomb.’
      • ‘Among Californian wines there are good Chardonnay, Merlot, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir.’


French, denoting a type of vine, variant of earlier Pineau, diminutive of pin pine (because of the shape of the grape cluster).