Pinot Blanc

 

Name of varietal: Pinot Blanc
 
Common synonyms: Weissburgunder, Klevner, Feher Burgundi, Pinot Bianco, Rulandske Bile, Rulandske biele, Blanc Vrai
 
Parentage of the grape: genetic mutation of Pinot Noir
 
History of the grape: Pinot Blanc was first grown in Burgundy and Champagne, France, and can be traced by some sources as far back as the 1st century. For a long time, little distinction was made between it and Chardonnay, however a number of vintners who knew what they were doing began producing it as a varietal release. It eventually came to prominence in the Alsace region, where it is one of the four most common grapes grown there. It made its way across Europe and to other parts of the world from there and is now a popular grape in cooler climate regions where it is most able to thrive. 
 
Characteristics of the grape: light to medium-bodied, acidic, grapefruit rind, peach, apricot, canteloupe, honeysuckle, white pepper
 
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  • Ck Mondavi Pinot Grigio 2013

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  • Still a lot to learn about Champagne, but judging from my own palate curious about top champagne's with some Pinot Noir as a significant part of the assemblage (not necessarily Blanc de Noirs), as opposed to BdB. Definitely the most memorable one has been the '99 Winston Churchill Cuvee, though I don't think they reveal their assemblage, it is a... Read More

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  • Pinot meunier is generally considered the runt of the champers grapes litter, though the best houses/masterblenders are adept at mixing it in creatively. Not only is it cheaper to produce, but many say it provides an anchor for their blends, particularly in the NVs.I've had champers that tasted like not-even-good vin mousseux because of too much... Read More

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  • New numbers released by The U.S. Wine Market: Impact Databank Review and Forecast reveal that the United States wine market grew a modest 0.3 percent in 2014, but that a rise in the popularity of sparkling wine helped steady an otherwise lukewarm year. “The report said that the sparkling wine segment drove what growth there was, with an estimate... Read More

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  • Rotari Blanc de Noir Brut Rose Champagne Blend NV

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