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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  • I'm starting this thread in order to drop a few notes and pics of the wine ... their AOC wines - Sylvaner, Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Muscat d’Alsace, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer and Pinot Noir). The second stop was in Equisheim at Wolfberger. No tour here but the tasting was much better. A number of Grand Cru wines (in Alsace, only Riesling, Gewur... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Trip Report - Alsace France


  • Cuvee Thomas Jefferson Gerard Bertrand Cremant de Limoux Brut 2012

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    Binny's 5/2016. Read More

    Wine review by raindance


  • OK, I know I mentioned a trip to Colmar France in another thread but I may not have mentioned a week layover in Menaggio, on Lake Como in the north central region of Italy. We spent today, roaming the streets of Bellagio looking for George but instead, found a nice wine bar called aperitivo et al for lunch.  The CFO did a three flight tasting of... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Christian Patat Pecorino 2014

    Snoothrank:

    A Naked Wines selection. Pale silver gold in the glass; opens with persimmon, lime, and kiwi; then slate, dried fruit, and lime; then oak and tea leaves; potting soil and pineapple. Most of these carry over to the palate, with lemon/lime and bright acidity. Mostly fruit forward, but with a bit of oak. As it opens, it becomes smoother. Very enjoy... Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Wine dinner at our house with our neighbors Rick & Debbie last night.  These are the folks that got us into Duckhorn wines, so you know we were drinking the good stuff.  It started at 6 PM and I think we wrapped it up around 11 PM after 4.5 bottles of wine between the four of us.  Sandra stayed up to watch SNL but I headed to bed!  We started of... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines - Post Pictures...


  • Being a fan of Jolie-Laide and being that we have been drinking a lot of whites ... 21% Chardonnay, 8% Melon, 4% Pinot Blanc // 10 bottles remain         Keep, Lost Slough Vineyard, White Blend, Clarksburg 2015 - $18 35% Cortese, 34% Falanghina & 31% Loureiro. I see at least 189 Scrabble points in there somewhere. 18 bottles remain         Supe... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Surprised nobody's mentioned him so far so I'll throw Gravner into the discussion. He as much as anyone put clay pots/terracotta vessels/amphorae/qvevri/giare/whatever-you-want-to-call-them on the winemaking map, starting decades ago. He uses giare from Georgia, which he lines with beeswax. His whites from them that I've had are almost as tannic... Read More

    Forum post in the topic White Burgundy Question


  • These are some of my go to daily favorites:Kono Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc                         Castello Banfi "Le Rime" Pinot Grigio                       Toscana 2014                                                                                       Finca De Luzon Jumilla 2013                                                             ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines - Post Pictures...


  • Leithaberg Dac Pinot Blanc 2013

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    Perfumed and floral with notes of blossom and violet and fruit aromas of apple and pear on the nose. This is soft and delicate in the mouth on entry, with mellow fruit flavors of peach and green melon, fresh lemon, lime and a tart yogurt note towards the medium length, nutty finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • A few days ago I participated in a tasting/pairing event that featured white wines. One of the wines was Chablis, and, while discussing this one, the facilitator stated that it was fermented in steel and had never seen oak.  I asked if that was common for the region and he responded that it was absolutely the case, and was so for all white wines... Read More

    Forum post in the topic White Burgundy Question


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