What does the name Pinot Noir actually mean?
Pinot noir is both a grape and the name of the wine varietal consisting solely of such grapes. The name comes from the French word for “pine” (pinot), because the grapes grow in pine cone-shaped clusters, and “black” (noir), a reference to their dark hue.
Is Pinot Noir same as Burgundy?
Red Burgundy is wine that is made in the Burgundy region of eastern France using 100% Pinot Noir grapes. That’s right, red Burgundy is just a Pinot Noir. White Burgundy is also made in Burgundy, but, since it is white, it is made from 100% Chardonnay grapes.
Does Pinot mean Noir or Grigio?
Pinot Noir is a light, nearly clear red wine, often described as a light red berry to pale ruby, and a shade or two lighter than Tempranillo. Pinot Grigio/Gris is actually white. Like most white wines, it is rather clear but has a light gold hue similar to Chenin Blanc and a shade or two lighter than Viogner.
What is special about Pinot Noir?
Pinot Noir is cool, literally
There’s a good reason for this—Pinot Noir likes cool climates. Its subtle flavors get “cooked” inside the grape’s thin skin by too much heat and sun. Burgundy and Champagne, the where Pinot Noir thrives, are also by far the coldest French wine regions.
Is Pinot Gris same as Pinot Noir?
Pinot Noir is a rather dark skinned grape, whereas Pinot Gris is often a mix of bronze and pink grapes within the same bunch. Pinot Gris is a mutation of Pinot Noir in which it lacks the pigment producing the lighter grapes, and fruitier wines.
Is noir black?
Noir is French for black and is a type of fiction or a film that has tough characters and is cynical, bleak and pessimistic in nature.