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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  • Les Petites Vignettes Alsace Pinot Blanc 2008

    Snoothrank:

    Nose: floral, lemon peel, stewed apricot, orange peel, flint, kerosene. Palate: Fresh, floral, lemon, lime, lemon peel, orange peel, hints of apricot, flinty minerality, hints of smokiness. Long on the palate, with a beautiful balance between austere minerally acid and sweeter/richer notes. Read More

    Wine review by penguinoid


  • Almost first half of 2010 pasted by and its time to run some statistics, what did I drink so far this year:Mexico: 40 bottlesSpain: 28 bottlesArgentina: 12 bottlesChile: 11 bottlesItaly: 7 bottlesFrance: 5 bottlesGermany: 3 bottlesUSA: 3 bottlesPortugal: 2 bottlesThats what I drank at home so far this year and doesn't consider wines consumed at ... Read More

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  • Zind-Humbrecht Pinot Blanc Blend Alsace Aoc Pinot d'Alsace 2007

    Snoothrank:

    Yet another interesting Alsace with interesting integration between fruit and mineral, as if a concentrated sachet of both were placed in the center of the tongue. Lovely balanced nose of restrained but firm fruit (lychee and some citrus e.g. light tangerine) and some mineral. In the mouth pear and orange and nuts followed by a lingering finis... Read More

    Wine review by dynowine


  • So we're all here and we see that many of us got bitten by the sweet white wine bug, only to move on? My wine life begn  ightIalandne, ent through almost everything else, ends with medium to light Italian red wines, only to start the circuit again, yes my tastes change, evolve and vary! So where did you start, where are you, where do you want to... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Where did you start?


  • My cellar consists of 95% red wines, heavy on bordeaux but also a good variety of good Cali Zin, malbecs, cabs and syrahs.The 5% that white wines occupy are mostly sauv blancs and viogniers (I'm ABC).  My red wines usually get decanted or aerated before serving and the cellar keeps everything at optimum temp - but in all my years of studying and... Read More

    Forum post in the topic White Wines - To Breathe or...


  • I'm interested to hear what viewers on Snooth would like to hear about regarding wine in the antipodes? We have a blog (http://birthofawine.blogspot.com/), which tracks our vineyard adventures, but I'd also like to interarct with like-minded folk on Snooth too. Want to discuss New World vs Old World wines, Martinborough vs Otago Pinot Noir or th... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hi, I'm a New Zealand...


  • Being a good bartender that LOVES to make drinks, I think that this forum should get more use!I have a bar at home and I find nothing more enjoyable than creating new ideas and sharing them with others, and now that summer is here, and people are entertaining more, what better thing to do than start a fresh forum on summer cocktails!I came up wi... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Favorite Summer Concoction....


  • The Tetramythos vineyards lie on steep slopes of Mount Helmos, on the most southern tip of Greece's mainland. When I last visited, in April, the soil was covered with alpine grass and wild flowers, a visible result of the organic farming that is meticulously applied. Standing amidst Greece’s highest vineyards at an altitude of nearly 3500 feet ... Read More

    From the article The Wines of Tetramythos


  • One of the oldest producers around, Caves Jean Bourdy has been making wine since 1475 in Arlay, Jura. We’re talking the Late Middle Ages. The mind reels. Currently run by 15th generation Jean Philippe and Jean-François, the brothers Bourdy make wine with respect to their tradition. Lucky for evolved-wine enthusiasts, the domaine has accumulated... Read More

    From the article Caves Jean Bourdy


  • Hi :) we all know chicken francese is made with a lemon-white wine sauce (plan to use a pinot) but what I don't know is.. what kind of wine to serve with the meal? stick with a pinot (same one in sauce? -thought it might be a bit too much?) or does anyone know of another that would pair well with my dinner! the dinner is just garlic bread and th... Read More

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