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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  • The Montreal Passion Vin is an annual, weekend long, grand tasting event featuring a selection of the world’s finest wines, and winemakers. I was fortunate to be invited to attend the event this year and enjoy line-ups from producers ranging from Bordeaux’s Cheval Blanc, to Tuscany’s Castello di Ama, and Champagne’s Maison Deutz. The format of e... Read More

    From the article Tasting Champagne William Deutz

  • I am looking for a Chardonnay that is a carbon copy of Chateau Montelena Chardonnay. You know the one from the movie Bottle Shock......"Buttery, layered, beautiful...." but not brown. All kidding aside, I have shelled out over $50 for this and it is a beautiful, complex, buttery, layered Chardonnay. One of my personal favorites that I really ... Read More

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  • Bertani Pinot Blanc Blend Veneto IGT Due Uve 2006


    I experience this wine with a light meal of zuppa and insalate. It was well balanced and delicate..Loved it ... Read More

    Wine review by Depp1993

  • Peth-Wetz Weissburgunder & Chardonnay Trocken 2006


    don´t chill this wine to death. If you let it warm to arround 10 degrees celsius (no idea what this is in fahrenheit), it is an excellent wine for drinking it alone without food. Vanilla notes and light citrus notes. If the wine is less than a year old, it tastes a bit sparkly, which I personally do not like Read More

    Wine review by petersenchristian

  • As I had mentioned a while back I am making some wine this year and this means for a short period of time I need to be in Sonoma a lot. I need to be there to see what is going on, do punch downs and take readings on the wine. Harvest is a busy time but if you are only doing work on one ton of grapes there isnt a lot to do. This means I find m... Read More

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  • Trinity Oaks Pinot Noir California 2007


    I would give this 3.75 stars. I had the 2008 last night at a very nice restaurant. It was one of the cheaper offerings---$32 a bottle. It was delicious. I had it with a blue cheese & pear salad, grilled salmon with saffron buerre blanc. It had more body than most Pinot Noirs....with a fabulous lingering soft tannin silky finish.Imagine my surpri... Read More

    Wine review by evwads

  • Mission Hill Pinot Blanc 2006


    Definitely my favorite Pinot blanc. Smooth, clean, right balance of acid. Surely to please everyones palate on a hot summer day. Read More

    Wine review by fallonbowman

  • Schug Pinot Noir Blanc de Noirs Carneros 2002


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    Wine review by malldev

  • Panther Creek Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Winemaker's Cuvée 2006


    Wow, an Oregon Pinot Noi that I like - what can I say?After many mixed experiences with unripe or just downright bizarre wines from Oregon, it's nice to have a very good one every once in a while. This attractive red had a lot of very fine oak on the nose at first - in fact it reminded me of my grandparents old dining room table with lots of nua... Read More

    Wine review by RBoulanger

  • I would love to hear what people here recommend pairing-wise between sushi/sashimi and wine? For me, I was thinking about pinot grigio/gris, riesling, gerwurztraminer, or viognier? Thanks for your help! Read More

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