What is Pinot Meunier?

Pinot Meunier, like Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris, is one of the many variations of Pinot Noir. The name comes from the appearance of its leaf undersides, which look as though they’ve been dusted with flour (meunier is French for “miller”). It is also simply called Meunier in France.

Pinot Meunier has a slightly higher natural acidity than Pinot Noir and gives some brightness and fruitiness to sparkling wine blends.