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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  • Hey, I am fairly new to the wine world, newer to red wine. I am trying to get to know wine better, learning to taste the aromas and actually taste the wine instead of just swallowing. I ordered a glass of Pinot Grigio while out to dinner one night, and the server accidentally brought me Pinot Noir, this was my first encounter with red wine, and ... Read More

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  • This one looks very cool for those of you in or near the Capital:From our ... ... 17% Gewürztraminer, 13% Pinot Blanc.  Fermented in stainless steel; no malolactic fermentation.2008 Pinot Noir Carneros.  Elegance of cool climate Pinot aged for 10 months in 30% new French oak barrels.2007 Merlot.  100% Merlot aged for 20 months in 35% new Frenc... Read More

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  • Blue Mountain Pinot Blanc 2009


    IMHO, this signature wine of the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia made from a normally neutral grape is, in the hands of the Mavety family, evocative of the many signals of a cool climate Chardonnay: light color and a refreshing, cleansing acidity on the palate - perfect for British Columbia seafood such as Hornby Island garlic prawns right ... Read More

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  • Gustave Lorentz Pinot Blanc Alsace Aoc Reserve 2007


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  • Chateau Grand Traverse Ships of Fools White


    Fantastic White, Dry blend from Northern Michigan - The State of Riesling.This ... ... is 35% Pinot Gris, 55% Pinot Blanc, 10% Pinot Noir: Deep straw color, with under-ripe green apple, citrus and mineral flavors and aromas; medium full bodied, with good cut and length; rich, round and just ripe enough, this is a fine complement for a fatoush... Read More

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  • Once a week I make dinner for my family and I've recently started with pairing wine to the main course.  I am a relatively new drinker to wine (I've noticed I like Reislings and Shiraz) but my mother has been drinking it for years.My problem is that I want to see if I can pair the same wine with two different meals.  I intend on making skirt ste... Read More

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