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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  • I only had one afternoon in the OR wine country and my tastings at Bergstrom ... included:2008 Chardonnay2009 Pinot Blanc2009 Arneis2009 Pinot Gris2009 Rosato Pinot Noir Rosé2008 Tavola Pinot NoirFavorite was the chardonnay.  Then we drove up to where Domaine Serene and Domaine Drouhin were and chose Drouhin.  Great views from the hill! At Dom... Read More

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  • The Four Graces Pinot Blanc Dundee Hills 2009


    One of the nice Oregon whites. This one has apricot and a little not quite ripe honey dew melon flavors. Read More

    Wine review by JamesR

  • Erath Vineyards Pinot Blanc 2009


    Fig, honeydew, pear and flowers. Nicely composed and continually evolving on the palate.- Tasted at the winery 8/17/10 Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile

  • Cesconi White Blend Vigneti Delle Dolomiti IGT Olivar 2007


    No written review

    Wine review by dcc

  • Torii Mor Pinot Blanc White Usa Oregon Rogue Valley 2008


    Aromas of tropical fruit and banana, followed by some spicy clove. Citrusy flavors of baked apple and a crisp mineral acidity and a finish filled with spice. - Tasted at the winery 8/17/10 Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile

  • Ponzi Pinot Gris Oregon 2009


    Mineral driven nose. Nice, crisp acidity. Filled with lychee and some white peach. - Tasted at Ponzi 8/17/10 Read More

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  • Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Blanc Willamette Valley 2009


    Stainless steel ferment, neutral oak finish. This has a nice melon quality. Highlighted by a slight nuttiness. Nice!- Tasted at Ponzi 8/17/10 Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile

  • Now that autumn is approaching, I want to use one of my favorite fall cooking fruits.. Quince.  I currently have some FRESH Quince paste.. purchased at a high end grocery, and am refrigerating for a short time. Please suggest.. what cheese/ and or cracker or OTHER food recipe can I use this with?  I am thinking of manchego or bleu, perhaps with ... Read More

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  • Domaine Jean-Luc Mader Pinot Blanc Alsace Aoc 2009


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    Wine review by justinschmandt

  • I went to a lobster feed last weekend, and as we were leaving, talked the cook out of a half dozen carcasses (tails and claws removed).  For purposes of making soup, that's the best part and it always gets tossed; Its a shame to waste.  Try this recipe.After they've cooled, pull the lobster carcasses apart by tearing the protective upper shell a... Read More

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