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July 26, 2018 | Did You Know? | La Fleur's Winery

Did you know the origin of Pinot Gris means "gray pine cone"?


Did you know the origin of Pinot Gris means "gray pine cone"?   
Pinot Gris grape is very closely related to the Pinot Noir grape. These grapes have a grayish-blue skin, it is suggested from the hue of the skin the name was developed. As the meaning of gris is “gray” in French. The word pinot is derived from the French word “pine cone”. This is considered to be given due to the shape of the grape clusters growing on the vine in a “pine-cone” shape.  Who knew a “gray pine cone” could be so delicious? 
 

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