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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  • Lets get something straight, I like bubbles. Yes, I like bubbles in my wine. Well, that is I like Champagne and Sparkling Wines. I like bubbly wine from everywhere. I even like sparkling shiraz. However, not all sparkling wines are made equal. Some sparkling wines are very, very good and some are very bad. However, when they are good the... Read More

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  • Domaine Carneros Blanc de Noir Sparkling Wine NV


    It has been a while since Domaine Carneros has done a Blanc de Noir. This one is very nice. Light gold in color with baking spice on the nose and with a mineral flavour with pear flavours. Read More

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  • Patriarche Père & Fils Pommard 2002


    Very rustic, earthy pinot.France vs. US Tasting- Schreiner's Winers 1/8/10 Read More

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


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  • I have been so lucky to get my hands on a bottle of Burgenland Trockenbeerenauslese 1981.Could somebody help me with some info about when to drink it, when is it peaking and when will at start dying?Thanks Read More

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  • Feiler-Artinger White Blend Spätlese Quartett 2007


    Sweet mineral nose. Tart acidic almost sparkling front end. Super sweet and balanced with thick honey but not cloying. Amazing balance. Read More

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  • Winking Owl Vineyards Shiraz Los Angeles County NV


    I sure would like to see a blanc or pinot grigio from Winking owl, Are there any?? Read More

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  • article revealing the lineages of several grape varieties back to Gouais Blanc and Pinot Noir.... interesting stuff, which they included a full list Read More

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  • I always was under the impression that non-vintage champagne and other sparklers have to be drunk shortly after release and usually never keep them more then a few months. Now a friend of mine claimed that he ages non-vintage champagne for about 5 years, as they would develop a "nuttier" and less fruity taste. So is there any advantage in aging ... Read More

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