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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  • J. Schram Blanc 2001


    Deep golden in color. Much more complex than the blanc de blanc. Nose is full of yeast and dough. It does remind me of a vintage Champagne. It has a tart apple flavor with decent acidity and finish. Read More

    Wine review by HondaJohn

  • Benton-Lane Willamette Valley Estate Grown Pinot Blanc 2006


    The toasty nose has a distinct cinnamon sugar edge to it and a hot mineral background tone. Pretty extracted in the mouth and not richly flavored with some coffee and tobacco notes on the very tannic finish. Uninteresting. 80pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz

  • Yamhill Valley Pinot Blanc Reserve 2006


    Mild acidity and mineral nutiness. It has a silky feel on the tongue with the scent and taste of melons. Pairs with pesto or try an apple-walnut salad with craisins, feta and balsamic vinaigrette. Read More

    Wine review by David Kohl

  • Bertani Pinot Blanc Blend Veneto IGT Due Uve 2006


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    Wine review by CabCallie

  • While open that bottle night is still on we've had to change venues. Saturday ... ... Marc Kreydenweiss Kritt Pinot Blanc Les Charmes, Alsace 2006 Domaine Pierre Morey Aligoté, Burgundy 2005 Domaine Marc Kreydenweiss Perrières, Costières de Nîmes 2006 Tenuta di Biserno Insolgio del Cinghiale, Toscana IGT If you will not be able to... Read More

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  • Bertani Due Uve Veneto IGT 2005


    This is an ok wine. Lots of mineral on the palate with apple, but not much fruit. Decent amount of acidity. There are better wines for the price. It is different. Read More

    Wine review by chefvangarde

  • Laetitia Estate Arroyo Grand Pinot Blanc 2006


    Very nice with light hints of oak and citrus flavors. Perfect balance. Read More

    Wine review by Derek67

  • Hugel & Fils Pinot Blanc Hugel Coffret Cadeau 2005


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    Wine review by katysloan

  • Robert Foley Pinot Blanc Napa Valley 2007


    A fresh minerally taste that eases into a more gentle set of flavors, this lighter-bodied white actually paired well with some cheeses we had though it seemed it would obviously compliment seafood nicely. It's an elegant little number, thought I'm not convinced about the price. Read More

    Wine review by jlpeschiera

  • Trimbach Pinot Blanc Alsace Aoc 2005


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    Wine review by Zinnful

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