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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  • Alsace

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  • Willamette Valley

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

  • Alsace Aoc

      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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Pinot Blanc on Snooth

  • Brown Brothers Everton Chardonnay Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio NV

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    Very good general-purpose white wine, great for aperitif or with food. Not too much oak, quaffs agreeably. Its price means it's not what I'd call excellent value for money, but it is worth spending the extra few pence on the bottle. Read More

    Wine review by SteveWalker


  • Zind-Humbrecht Pinot Blanc Blend Alsace Aoc Pinot d'Alsace 2006

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    Imagine, if you will, a little tiny vine of Pinot Grigio, left alone in a strange land. Until one day, the Riesling family came along, and felt bad for the poor little Pinot Grigio vine. So they picked him up, wrapped their arms around him, and they all now live happily ever after in the Alsatian soils of Zind Humbrecht.Least... that's what I ... Read More

    Wine review by ChipDWood


  • Manincor Reserve Contessa 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by twoshort


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  • Hello All this is my first post. I am currently in the process of creating a wine list for a new restaurant opening up in Grand Bend Ontario. Any insight or suggestions people have for wines I should include on my list are welcome and appreciated. Read More

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  • I thought I already posted this last night, but I don't see my previous post. So if this is a duplicate just ignore the other one.My name's Xander, I'll be a grad student at Eastman school of music next year for composition. Wine is a very new hobby for me, and I'm quite interesting in tasting as many different types as I can. The problems I f... Read More

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  • A. Scherer Pinot Blanc Alsace Aoc 2007

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    I'd hoped for a bit more depth from this one -- it's perfectly nice, appley and ... that a really good Alsatian pinot blanc should have. Nice enough, but not one I'd go out of my way to track down agai Read More

    Wine review by Robert Dallas Gray


  • Alsace Willm Pinot Blanc 2007

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    Apple color. Nose with apple and floral notes, also some oak. Vibrant, apple flavor, but falls short on the acidity. 84pts Read More

    Wine review by jdepetrillo


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