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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  • René Sparr White Blend Alsace Aoc One 2007


    The wine named One from René Sparr is exactly the kind of wine you expect when ... Muscat, 39% Sylvaner, 9.5% Pinot Blanc, 16% Riesling, and 7.5% Klevener de Heiligenstein (an Alsatian designation of the Savagnin grape). This wine is a pale yellow in color but not so pale as to be almost colorless. When you first breath in this wine, there is ... Read More

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  • Southern Point Pinot Grigio NV


    Sprouts Markets in PHX and suburbs is selling a limited amount of 1.5ltr bottles of a 2006 pressing of this wine for $4.00 a pop. It has a moderately sharp finish and a slight hint of oak, although it's probably created in steel vats. However, it also has all the classic flavors of a classic Pinot Grigio. Southern Point is a product of Underd... Read More

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  • Four Graces Pinot Blanc Oregon Willamette Valley Montalieu Laurent 2007


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  • Billecart-Salmon Blanc de Blanc 1998


    At first, we notice very fine bubbles in a single line, which to me is a trademark from Billecart-Salmon. The foam is light and disappear slowly. On the nose, white flowers and lemon. The aromas are present but not overwhelming. This Champagne is all about subtlety. On the palate, it is an explosion of aromas, complex, but very well balance. Hon... Read More

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  • Californias Sierra foothills appellation spans across some of the least heralded great wine producing regions of the state. Unlike Napa and Sonoma, Cabernet Sauvignon did not serve as a historic touchstone here, though the history of wine production is almost as long. In contrast to the hype and glitter of newer regions propelled to fame by fadd... Read More

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  • Francis Ford Coppola White Blend California Sofia Blanc de Blancs 2007


    This is a really delicious, lightly sparkling white wine. The light, crisp ... blend of sauvignon blanc, pinot blanc, and muscat I believ Read More

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