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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  • California

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  • France

    Perhaps no country evokes such strong associations with fine wine as does France. Its reputatio...

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    Austria is located in the heart of Europe and is known for incredibly dry whites of exceptional ...

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    Wine in Italy is as much an integral part of everyday culture as love, family, cuisine and usin...

  • Germany

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  • Alsace

    This region, wedged between the Rhine River and the Voges Mountains, is the product of a fascin...

  • Willamette Valley

      The Willlamette Valley region in Oregon has a wine-making history that dates back to th...

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      Alsace AOC is the appellation that covers nearly all of the wines of Alsace except for the...

  • USA

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  • Barefoot Cellars

    We got our start as a "garage wine" back in the Sixties but really stepped up what Barefoot wa...

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    Arrow Creek wines capture the spirit of California – the freedom of open spaces, the rustic outdo...

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    High on the eastern slopes of Napa Valley just south of the town of St. Helena is a saddle covere...

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    Our winery is located in Monterey County, California where warm days give way to cool nights a...

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    Inspired by the scenic roads that wander through California’s stunning wine country, Rafael Jofre...

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  • Arthur Metz Pinot Blanc Alsace 2011

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • In the coming weeks I’ll be writing up my experiences at ProWein 2014, the great Wine and Spirits show held in Dusseldorf Germany each year. This trade show, and it is just that, exclusive to the trade and that rule is strictly enforced, is one of the great experiences wine professional can indulge in each year. This year’s edition of the fair w... Read More

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  • Sperling Vineyards the Market White 2010

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    An interesting blend of mainly Pinot Blanc and Bacchus. This wine is soft and aromatic with notes of peach, coconut, and flowers. Mid weight and good length and complexity. Soft tangy supportive acidity seems really well balanced here, as does just a touch of residual sugar. A winner for originality - I've never had anything quite like this wine. Read More

    Wine review by JenniferT


  • Terlan Pinot Bianco "Rarity" 1979

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    Stony on the nose with aromas of white peach, white flowers, and a hint of dusty, peppery spice. Bright and gorgeous on entry with notes of candied apricot, waxy fruit, and nectarine skin. This is a touch more rustic on the palate, showing a bit of astringency, but at the same time it exhibits such purity of fruit and a long, remarkably clear f... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Terlan Nova Domus Terlaner Riserva 2009

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    60% Pinot Bianco, 30% Chardonnay, 10% Sauvignon BlancTight, though very floral on the nose with a hint of red fruits on the nose. In contrast this is supple and wide open in the mouth delivering melon and slightly astringent quince flavors that lead to a long finish showing super persistence to the melon, mineral and crab apple flaovrs. 93pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • J. Scott Cellars Pinot Blanc Southern Oregon 2011

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    Wine review by wblackbubb


  • After a brief introduction to the the state of Washington this past Monday I reported on my  visits to wineries in Walla Walla on Tuesday. Today I am reporting on visits both in Prosser, which lies roughly between Walla Walla and Seattle in the Yakima Valley as well as to wineries located basically within Seattle’s metropolitan footprint. As I’v... Read More

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  • BB, I know I speak for the group when I say we all had a great time the other ... a fantastic 2011 Carneros pinot blanc from Bouchaine. Light, crisp, lemon drops, nice acidity and a very nice finish. I can see this becoming a summer time habit and a nice winter time diversion.  They also provided a 2012 Pio Cesare Dolcetto d'Alba - young and b... Read More

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  • Foxall came up yesterday and we visited with Mike Smith. Mike emailed me the night before asking me to come by early as they were racking and blending some '13 Sauv Blanc. Needless to say I got a taste of a freshly blended SB for a private label of one of his growers in Napa.After the Foxall posse arrived Mike poured2012 Ancillary Cellars Suncha... Read More

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  • That was a great time! Thanks V.V., and the rest of the gang, for such ... Bouchaine Pinot Blanc "Bacchus Collection" Las Brisas VineyardReally note worthy on first sniff / sip. Lovely Lemon curd, and a bit of richness with savory characteristics as well. The palate shows gentle lemon flesh and grapefruit with continued savory notes underneath.... Read More

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