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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  • Austria

    Austria is located in the heart of Europe and is known for incredibly dry whites of exceptional ...

  • France

    Perhaps no country evokes such strong associations with fine wine as does France. Its reputatio...

  • Italy

    Wine in Italy is as much an integral part of everyday culture as love, family, cuisine and usin...

  • California

    Viticulture in California began in the 1700s as Spanish missionaries worked their way north fro...

  • USA

    "American Wine" has existed since the first Europeans brought their vinous heritage and tradition...

  • Germany

    Germany is the producer of some of the most admired wines in the world. These are its Rieslings...

  • Alsace

    This region, wedged between the Rhine River and the Voges Mountains, is the product of a fascin...

  • Alsace Aoc

      Alsace AOC is the appellation that covers nearly all of the wines of Alsace except for the...

  • Willamette Valley

      The Willlamette Valley region in Oregon has a wine-making history that dates back to th...

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  • Loimer, Weingut Fred

    The Loimer winery has 45 hectares of vineyards in the Kamptal region of Austria. In 2005, the win...

  • Weingut Willi Opitz

    In the past years we were able to receive a lot of success with our wines all over the world. Man...

  • Domäne Freie Weingärtner Wachau

    Domäne Wachau is one of Austria’s most established, yet most innovative wineries. The new team th...

  • Lachini Vineyards

    Ron & Marianne Lachini began with a dream to start a small, family-owned estate vineyard focused ...

  • Renner Winery

    In 1995, Doctors Ian and Elena Renner decided to finally plant the vineyard of their dreams, plan...

  • Domaene Lilienfeld

    One of the oldest wineries in Central Europe, Domaene Lilienfeld produces award-winning Rotgipfle...

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Pinot Blanc on Snooth

  • Gloria Ferrer Champagne Blend Carneros Blanc de Noir NV

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    Wine review by deeslau


  • Antinori Bianco 2007

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    Wine review by Ghuron


  • I understand and appreciate the whole science and reasoning behind aging wines in oak. I also really dig the idea and the tradition of it. Unfortunately, I really do not like the flavors that oak aging add to wine. I tend to enjoy the fruitier, "cleaner" reds out there such as barbera, pinot noir, and especially New York State reds. That being ... Read More

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  • Basel Cellars Merlot 2005

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    This is a big, meaty and satisfying Merlot. Have you been dissuaded by "Sideways" and its adherents from enjoying good Merlot? Why should you be, since the movie's protagonist, Miles, with unbounded irony, ends up sipping Cheval Blanc - a Merlot and Cabernet Franc blend - at the end of the movie after trashing Merlot earlier in favor of Pinot N... Read More

    Wine review by Diderot


  • For me it'll be all about what I am eating. This long weekend I hope to encounter:Oysters and MuscadetBarbeque beef ribs and either Zinfandel or something a little zingier, Freisa?Something outside and a bottle of RoseSo what's it gonna be? Read More

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  • Boutari Moschofilero White 2007

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    This is by far the best white I have ever tasted. It is a balance between sweet and dry. Like in between Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio/Gris. Forget pairing-this is a treat unto itself. Smooth, crisp, fruity- but not cheap. Read More

    Wine review by catalystah


  • Brooks Amycas Willamette Valley 2006

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    A fascinating blend of Alsatian grapes. Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Gewurtztraminer, Muscat and Riesling. fruit salad on the nose. lots of peach and apricots on the palate with lots of honey and some alcohol heat that blows away by the second glass. This wine is food friendly but I would recommend it more with chicken than seafood since it doesn't ... Read More

    Wine review by aronowm2


  • Domaine Marc Kreydenweiss Pinot Blanc 2005

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    Light, buttery nose with a hint of almonds and light stone fruits. Flavors are oily, buttery, and nutty. It's more savory than sweet, and has a nice long finish. Solid. Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • First Flight 4 Bottle Classic Collection

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    Nice selection of well-priced wines from this newcomer. Wines are available on their website, not much distribution as they are really small. The sauvignon blanc was really crisp and citrusy and the pinot was rockstar! Read More

    Wine review by wine2love


  • Domaines Schlumberger Pinot Blanc Alsace Aoc les Princes Abbés 2006

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    3 of 9 on the sweetness meter on the back of the bottle (the meter starts at 1, not 0 though). A touch of bottle funk immediately on opening the bottle, but this blew off quickly. Some peach on the nose but its a bit muted. The nose makes me expect a fatter wine than this turns out to be. On the palate there's good balance with the acidity matc... Read More

    Wine review by adamlevin


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