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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  • Ponzi Pinot Gris Oregon 2009

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

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Blanc Willamette Valley 2009

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    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

    Forum post in the topic Recipe/pairing for quince...


  • Domaine Jean-Luc Mader Pinot Blanc Alsace Aoc 2009

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    No written review

    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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  • So, I'm new here in the Snooth office and put together my first "Weekly Wine News Roundup" this week (it will get better over time - especially with the help of the community).I've taken @dmcker's advice and started a topic about fast food wine pairings (Zagat had an interesting article about this topic that I featured in the Roundup). Anyone h... Read More

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  • Yes, that is really me in the profile pic. P90X!Anyway, I just found out that I like wine. Who knew? I like Cabs the most. Drop me a note and say HI! Read More

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  • Sipp-Mack Pinot Blanc Alsace Aoc 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by mrHANEYpants


  • Sipp-Mack Pinot Blanc Alsace Aoc 2007

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    No written review

    Wine review by mrHANEYpants


  • Sipp-Mack Pinot Blanc Alsace Aoc 2004

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    No written review

    Wine review by mrHANEYpants


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