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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  • Every year all the major wine publications announce their top wines of the year. I’ll be doing much the same with next Tuesday’s email but I wanted to do something a little different first. So today we’ll take a look at the Snooth users top wines of 2009. How are we going to do this? Glad you asked.  I’ve compiled a few fun lists so we can take ... Read More

    From the article Top searches of 2009

  • Kissyfish White Table Wine 2007


    Lots of peach, nectarine, and passion fruit flavors coat the tongue. Sweeter style but not overbearing. Refreshing. Read More

    Wine review by orpinotguy

  • (Que Bruce Buffer’s voice:)It’s Time! For the main event!New Years ... best, based on Riesling and Pinot Blanc are delicious. Austria – Another source of Sekt, though in Austria the quality tends to be higher and the main grapes are Gruner Veltliner and Welschriesling.  These are lovely, somewhat fruity wines produced in either a trocken (dry)... Read More

    From the article Sparkling Wine Guide

  • Julien Schaal Pinot Blanc Alsace Aoc 2004


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    Wine review by Inovatis

  • Pelerin Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands Cuvée St. Vincent 2006


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    Wine review by windblocker

  • Bourgogne Mcon Villages 2006


    A strawyellow light white wine.Smooth and very drinkable with a herbal sweet ... ... 35 % Chardonnay and 65 % Pinot Blan Read More

    Wine review by Morten Thomassen

  • ‘Tis the season for sparkling wine, and I don’t hear anyone complaining.  Ok, so I do hear some complaints: I’m hearing that there are just too many great sparkling wine choices, and people want help sorting through the billions of available bubbles. (With 49 million bubbles per bottle, I think I may be understating the situation here.) Any disc... Read More

    From the article Snooth's Sparkling Wine Round-up

  • Bertani Pinot Blanc Blend Veneto IGT Due Uve 2006


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    Wine review by robinincolorado

  • Chateau Ste. Michelle Sauvignon Blanc Horse Heaven Hills Horse Heaven Vineyard 2008


    This sauvignon blanc gives me what I have been looking for in a pinot gris.. This wine is a real buy at $11 which is what I got six for at safeway. It is a real crowd pleaser. Good complexity and an explosion of flavor with a clean finish. Drinking great right now but I suspect it will evolve in the bottle for a year or two.. Read More

    Wine review by omark

  • Robert Klingenfus Pinot Blanc 2007


    This wine had a very interesting flavor, somewhat akin to hops. A nice little complex wine. It had a good straw color and was quite clear. Very nice Read More

    Wine review by rhill2990

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