Pinot Noir is a red wine grape originally from the Burgundy region in East-Central France. The word “pinot” means pine cone and “noir” means black in French. Historians believe this variety got its name because its small clusters of dark grapes are shaped like a pine cones. Pinot Noir can be difficult to grow because it is sensitive to wind and frost. However, as one of the world’s most popular varieties, it is now grown in cooler wine regions throughout the old and new worlds.
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