Pinot noir by another name

Pinot noir is the main name for our favorite grape, but it is sometimes translated into the local language, or designated by another name altogether. Here are a few names

  • Savagnin Noir in the French Jura and French speaking Switzerland
  • Although it’s often called Bourgogne Pinot noir, pinot noir from Burgundy maybe simply referred as Bourgogne
  • Bourguignon in some part of France, though rarely used
  • Blanc de Noir is the Champagne wine made from pinot noir grapes
  • Pinot Nero or Pignola in Italy
  • Spätburgunder in Germany, Blauburgunder in Germany, Austria and German speaking Switzerland
  • Nagyburgundi in Hungary
  • Modri Pinot in Slovakia

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