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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  • USA

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  • France

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  • Alsace

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  • Alsace Aoc

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  • Willamette Valley

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    The Boscaini family have been the owners of the Masi vineyards for six generations. Sandro Boscai...

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    Responsible for overseeing Gruppo Mezzacorona, the Mezzacorona Societa Cooperativa Agricola wa...

  • Castello di Monsanto

    Castello di Monsanto is one of the most respected estates in Tuscany and one of the top produc...

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    Dezzani company has taken the path drawn by the first generation. Luigi. Franca and Giovanni, the...

  • Cantina Terre Del Barolo

    The wine cellar “Lands of the Barolo“ The “Terre del Barolo“ winery ‘s distinguished range of pro...

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Pinot Blanc on Snooth

  • Shadow Canyon Cellars Paeonia Late Harvest 2004


    A wonderful treat. The wine is thick and coats the palate leaving a wonderful lasting flavor of apricot and honey. Read More

    Wine review by michael10101

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    Forum post in the topic Going to Sonoma

  • Just Seen this, thought it might be of interest.Independent New Zealand wine producer VINULTRA today celebrates the launch of its limited edition wine brand Little Beauty ( in the UK.After an arduous journey all the way from Marlborough, New Zealand, Little Beauty will make its debut at Toast 09 ( Read More

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  • Magnificent Wine Company White Blend Columbia Valley House Wine 2007


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    Wine review by dylanrallen

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  • Gloria Ferrer Champagne Blend Carneros Blanc de Noir NV


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    Wine review by mleroy1

  • Last week, Greg posted a spot-on treatise on the Terroir debate.Between Greg and the readers who commented, there was enough meat in their words to satisfy those seeking the Executive Summary and those hoping to take a peek behind the curtain.Gregs comments reminded me of the wineanorak, Jamie Goodes Terroir chapter in his book The Science of Wi... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Terroir, an Addendum.

  • Last week, Greg posted a spot-on treatise on the Terroir debate. Between Greg and the readers who commented, there was enough meat in their words to satisfy those seeking the Executive Summary and those hoping to take a peek behind the curtain. Greg's comments reminded me of the wineanorak, Jamie Goode's “Terroir” chapter in his book “The Scienc... Read More

    From the article Terroir, an Addendum.

  • Trinitas Pinot Blanc Russian River Valley 2006


    Trinitas Cellars only releases a limited quantity of Pinot Blanc each vintage, but the fruit-driven, full flavored wine is one of the more memorable white selections from the distinctive winery. Sourced from the Saralees Vineyard in the middle of the cool Russian River Valley appellation, from a small block of vines called the Frog Patch, the Tr... Read More

    Wine review by Gold Medal Wine Club

  • Longoria Albarino Clover Creek Vineyard Rouge 2007


    Great peach and stone fruit on the nose and palate. Great alternative to Pinot Grigio and Sauv Blanc Read More

    Wine review by Rydster

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