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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  • France

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

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    "American Wine" has existed since the first Europeans brought their vinous heritage and tradition...

  • Italy

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  • Austria

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

  • Oregon

    The history of Oregon wine-making dates back to the mid 1800s. Horticulturalist Henderson Luell...

  • Alsace

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

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  • Champagne Demoiselle Vranken

    Built on the hamlet of Les Demoiselles, the Château des Castaignes produces the DEMOISELLE vintag...

  • Château De Seguin

    Château de Seguin in Bordeaux is part of the CHRIS-WINE Group. An indenpendent and family owned w...

  • Moët & Chandon

      Moet & Chandon is one of the most well-known luxury champagne producers in the word. Wi...

  • Château Timberlay

    Château Timberlay (appellation Bordeaux Supérieur) is located in Saint-Andre-de-Cubzac. It symbol...

  • Château de Pommard

    Today, Château de Pommard is the largest private vineyard in Bourgogne. Its 20 hectares of wines ...

  • Cordier

    United since the merger of two century-old trading houses, Cordier and Mestrezat.The Cordier Mest...

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  • Wente Vineyards Chardonnay Livermore Valley 2008

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    Peach flavors and crisp green apple notes. Medium level of oak, with a great oily character. Spicy lemony finish which was unexpected, but very nice. Good with food. Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • Pojer E Sandri White Blend Vigneti Delle Dolomiti IGT Besler Biank 2004

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    I love this wine very much. It is unforgettable green yellow color. The taste ... Grapes are Chardonnay and Pinot Blan Read More

    Wine review by nobsnoos


  • Pascal Lachaux Chambolle-Musigny les Fuées Premiere Cru 2004

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    Gorgeous berries, crushed violet petals, forest floor, morel mushrooms on the nose. A very restrained, balanced wine. I would definitely recommend to anyone looking for an affordable entry point to some nice Volnay. Read More

    Wine review by enotheque


  • There's no rhyme or reason to this great assortment of wine, though they are all from the West Coast so that's a start. What they all share is that they deliver both a great drinking experience and super value. Reason enough to check out this selection of wines from Christopher's Wine & Cheese today. Hedges CMS White 2007 From the Hedges winery ... Read More

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  • One Hand Clapping Bien Nacido Vineyard 2005

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    Sweet with a hint of char. A very interesting finish that I highly recommend! Read More

    Wine review by Roughster


  • Just back from Napa and not only am I satisfied after a great vacation but I have truly gained a new respect for Napa. Being a lover of Italian wine, you read and hear things that are less than complimentary of Napa valley and Im sure there are producers that fall into the stereotype but I certainly didnt meet any on this trip.So this is my off... Read More

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  • Airlie 7 2006

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    Nose: Grapefruit, slight petrol, citrus fruits and lemongrassNotes: Tropical fruit, Dole pineapple juice, spiced rum notes initially. Acid on the mid-palate, but more sweet than dry. Finish redolent of yellow freezer pop - sweet bananas. Easy summer drinking, could use a little more acid, high delicious factor. Pair with: Tacos, blackened fish, ... Read More

    Wine review by TerenceF


  • Mission Hill Winery Reserve Pinot Blanc 2006

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    Super tasty. A nice, light white. I paired with Tilapia and was fantastic. Read More

    Wine review by Msheep


  • Picchetti Winery Pinot Grigio Blanc 2007

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    Was surprised by this wine! Picchetti's first venture into Pinot Grigio that I can remember. Very easy drinking, and without that awful astringency on the finish that a lot of cheap Grigio's seem to have. This one has a little body, too, which is a nice contrast to the watery ones out there. Read More

    Wine review by cookypuss1


  • Viennese specialty wine the Gemischter Satz has been admitted to the international Slow Food Foundations Ark of Taste.A Gemischter Satz is a wine made from a variety of grapes . In contrast to a cuvee, up to 20 different grape varieties are planted in the same vineyard, and harvested and pressed together. Originally, growers used the varying deg... Read More

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