Definition of Pinot in English:



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

    • ‘It benefits from longer maturation and higher Pinot Noir and Chardonnay content.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘It's just the thing for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes, which develop complexity in the area's warm days and cool nights.’
    • ‘E&J Gallo's major planting of Pinot Noir in the Russian River Valley is one of the industry's more significant moves.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Challenging grape varieties like Pinot Noir are improving with every year.’
    • ‘The real New Zealand wine story this year, however, will be the current arrivals from the second of the two grape towers, Pinot Noir.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The two primary grapes are the Burgundy greats - Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.’
    • ‘They're using a gamut of grapes, from Grenache and Syrah to Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon.’
    • ‘Beaune Main town in the southern half of Burgundy, noted for fine white and red wines made, respectively, from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.’
    • ‘This strawberry fruity Kiwi rosé made from Merlot and Pinot Noir is just the thing.’
    • ‘The fog-filled Russian River Valley is made up of 11,000 acres devoted heavily to Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel.’
    • ‘Important grapes grown here are Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Muscat, and Sémillon.’
    • ‘Rippon is a small vineyard of predominantly Riesling and Pinot Noir, and is certified organic.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘‘It was quickly clear that the Burgundian grapes, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay would do well here,’ said Torres.’
    • ‘Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, in particular, thrive in the foggy, cooler areas near the coast.’
    • ‘The common stars of cool-weather climates are Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, and the Santa Cruz Mountains do them proud.’
    1. 1.1 A wine made from Pinot grapes.
      • ‘Also, the reds are not short of adventurous alternatives to the obvious Cabernet Sauvignon or 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.’
      • ‘The range includes tumblers specifically designed for Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet and so on.’
      • ‘The drink to match this complex social event has to be that most intellectual of wines, Pinot Noir.’
      • ‘But the Orogeny, an earthy, Burgundian-style Pinot, answered virtually every dish with aplomb.’
      • ‘Each new arrival brings a new vine to test its luck, and Bolgheri is now home to Syrah and even some 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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Among Californian wines there are good Chardonnay, Merlot, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir.’
      • ‘They also do Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, plus a Champagne style sparkler.’
      • ‘Today, the Santa Ynez Valley produces a diverse range of superb varietal wines, including Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Here's a tip: Two particular wines, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, set off more foods than almost any others.’
      • ‘Also, they all make a startlingly fine Pinot Noir, a wine that often features a combination of California racy fruit with Burgundian earth tones.’
      • ‘A recent survey of my friends and relations revealed that their current go-to wines for Thanksgiving dinner are Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.’
      • ‘But once I'd stuttered how hopeless I was - ‘but surely you know your Pinot Noir from a Merlot?’’
      • ‘It features a Pinot Gris, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir, all at about the $20 mark.’
      • ‘A highly unusual blend of Barbera with Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon from one of the best estates in northern Italy.’
      • ‘Choose a style - Merlot, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir - and drink just those at first.’


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