Pinot is a family of vines, Noir (Nero), Blanc (Bianco) and Gris (Grigio) brought from France to Italy and diffused throughout the world. Over the centuries that it has grown, it has had great opportunity to mutate. In addition to those three well-known, there is the Muenier and Pinot Auxerrois. It is suggested that the name may have come from the town of Pignols in France. Some suggest the family of grapes is domesticated from wild vines.