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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  • Hi all,New to this forum and new to the joys of drinking good wine.Always loved drinking wine but don't know much about it, I've always drunk run of the mill labels but a friend  recently introduced me to a South African red 1685 Boschendal Shiraz, which i loved since then i have tried other Boschendal's Chardonnay & Cabernet Sauvignon, also a B... Read More

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  • A To Z Wineworks Pinot Blanc Oregon 2004


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  • Magnificent Wine Company White Blend Columbia Valley House Wine 2007


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  • I've started a new thread since the other is too damn long.Wines I'll be tasting tonight include2007 Jim Barry Cover Drive2004 Penfolds Bin 4072008 Chappellet Mountain Cuvee, would have much rather tried the 2007 again!2006 Ormes de PezI'll be broadcasting on the uStream channel maybe we can work out a better ... Read More

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  • I was very fortunate to have been able to take part in a two-day seminar this summer that focused on the wines of New Zealand. I think we’re all familiar with the force with which New Zealand’s Sauvignon Blanc blew into the marketplace about 10 years back, but what we may not be familiar with is the staggering breadth of wines that New Zealand i... Read More

    From the article New Zealand Wines

  • New Zealand Wines tasted - November 20102008 Amisfield Pinot NoirLight and fresh on the nose, with sweet wild red currant tones backed up with herb, spice, and subtle vanilla notes. With air, this just gains focus and freshness while adding a touch of mint and mineral. Elegant in the mouth with real finesse and superb balance, this unfolds in th... Read More

    From the article Wines from New Zealand - November 2010

  • My fiance and I are planning our first trip to Napa /Sonoma for our Honeymoon the first week of March. We don't have much planned yet, so would like some advice. Currently, we have a B&B in Healdsburg booked for the last 4 days of the trip...which just so happens to coincide with the first Russian River Wine Road Barrel Tasting of the year. So e... Read More

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  •  Italy is often overlooked when the discussion comes around to sparkling ... ... Noir, Pinot Meunier and Pinot Blanc, and they can come from any vineyard that falls within a DOC or DOCG zone. The final wine may not carry the DOC or DOCG denomination, though it is entitled to. In Rotari’s case, the term Talento is used along with the Trento DO... Read More

    From the article Win Italian Style

  • Rotari Blanc de Noir Brut Rose Champagne Blend NV


    Nice even aroma, with cranberry, cherry, kiwi, and banana. The acidity and dryness play off well against one another. There's a good tastiness factor. Read More

    Wine review by Chris Carpita

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