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 Vineyards Pinot Noir Vidon Willamette Valley Blanc 2005


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    Wine review by bheins

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  • Ganton Larsen Prospect Winery Pinot Blanc Canada White 2006


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    Wine review by sacrifice333

  • Sumac Ridge Estate Pinot Blanc Black Sage Vineyard 2006


    Beautiful fruit and structure masked slightly by use of oak. A little hot on the finish. Needed food like grilled white fish drizzled with lemon juice and oil. Read More

    Wine review by BCwineguy

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  • Youngberg Hill Vineyards Pinot Gris Blanc 2007


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    Wine review by Drake

  • Robert Mondavi Winery Sauvignon Blanc Woodbridge 2007


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  • Viña Cono Sur Gewürztraminer Limited Release 2007


    Lovely, restrained, balanced lychee, soft spice and flowers. Still, there's really much more to it than "Here's an interesting New World Gewürztraminer..." Chile's lesser-known cool region wines are already on the major export markets (Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc), but they are about to invade the US market on a much more significant scale. ... Read More

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