Pinot, Grenache, Rose Wine (1829)

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by Thiebaut de Berneaus
New-York: P. Canfield

   The earliest wine volume by C. Redding goes back to 1833, so this is a little earlier.
   Again, Merriam-Webster has "pinot noir" from 1941.

Pg. 18:  THE BLACK BURGUNDY.  _le Bourguignon voir_.  The sort generally known by this name, is sometimes called _franc Pineau_, _Farinau_, _Noirier_, _Auvernas_.

Pg. 24:  And now, under the single name of _Pinot_ or _Pineau_ almost every red grape may be found so called by the Vintagers, without any one being able to answer whether this name, which only suits such sorts as have berries shaped like the pine-cone, is given by them to the kind to which this name (Pg. 25--ed.) belongs, and which is cultivated in the Departments of the Yonne, Cote-d'Or, Saone and Loire; or to that grape which yields the small wines of Vosges and the flat wines of Haute-Vienne.

Pg. 149:  France produces a considerable number of good wuality, fit to compete with expensive imported wines of this kind.  There are red and white; those rated best, are the white Muscats or Rivesaltes (Eastern Pyrennees,) which connoisseurs liken to the best Malvoisy; Frontignac and Lunel, (Herault); the red _Grenache_ wine from the vineyards of Bagnyals, Cosperon, Rhodes, and Collioure (Eastern Pyrenees,) the keen zest of which rivals the Rota or even Cyprus wine; the white _Macabeo_, made at Saleeta, (same department,) and which somewhat favours Tokay; and the Muscats called _Picardan_, _Calabrian_, _Malaga_ and _Madeira_ imitations &c. which are prepared in several of the vinegrounds of the department of Herault.

Pg. 151:  Rose Wine.
   The grapes in the department of Marne, intended for rose wine, are culled and gathered with the same precautions as those for sparkling wine;...

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