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 beginning of Spring marks the beginning of several “seasons” as ... ... 30% Chardonnay & 17% Pinot Blanc. The nose of this wine was all freshly baked bread with a side of cantaloupe. Lemon tart on the palate with a lively sparkle and a hint of pear. A fabulous domestic sparkling wine. 90 Points. NV J Vineyards & Winery Brut Rosé Russian Riv... Read More

    From the article Campfire Wines for Spring

  • 24 oysters?  I make that to be 12 apiece.  Totally decadent. ... ... ... Flight" of whites--Pinot Blanc, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.  She really liked the PB from Alsace.  I stuck with Robert Biale "Black Chicken" Zinfande Read More

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  • Yes, two plates of a dozen each, with 3 selections on each plate.  That ... had a great time too.  Pinot Blanc?  I don't think I have tried that yet.  This is interesting:  "Pinot blanc is a white wine grape. It is a point genetic mutation of Pinot noir. Pinot noir is genetically unstable and will occasionally experience a point mutation in wh... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines

  • That trans-Atlantic flight you've been dreading will be much easier to deal with now that airline giant United has announced beginning June 1 it will offer free wine and beer on all flights between the United States and Europe, Asia, Argentina , Brazil and Chile.  “United Airlines passengers will no longer have to reach for their wallets if they... Read More

    From the article Wheels Up, Bottoms Up: United Says Long-Haul Flights Will Feature Free Wine, Beer

  • Reports from the double-barreled southern duo of sun-guzzlers are positive, for now.  Both New Zealand and Australia's news outlets are posting stories about winemakers who say this years harvest could lead to some great wines.  Radio New Zealand spoke with two winemakers about the country's early harvest: Gibbston Valley's Christopher Keys and ... Read More

    From the article New Zealand, Australia Regions Hopeful About 2015 Wines

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  • To be red, or not to be red is a matter of mutation.  This past ... ... pinot noir, pinot gris and pinot blanc.  “For the first time, they have shown that large-scale exchanges between homologous chromosomes, sometimes associated with deletions, selectively shut down the genes that induce the biosynthesis of anthocyanins, the Eureka Alert arti... Read More

    From the article Scientists Identify Factor Which Influence Color of Pinot Grapes

  • Retired and looking to become more acquainted with wine products.  It seems like an vast array of confusion to me.  I only drink dark red wines, and the cheap kinds- as you might be able to tell by my username- but I love wine.  So let me get my many thoughts together and in some kind of order and I will get back.  Thank you community.  Read More

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  • This past month sommelier and wine educator Erica Landon spoke with wine writer ... ... new levels of quality; Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris are being taken more seriously.” The Oregon sommelier ended her interview with a recommendation: try jerez. “It is certainly a distinct style, and not for everyone, but the wines are stunning with food and g... Read More

    From the article Sommelier Talks Career, Wine Education & Oregon's Tipple

  • Wine in a can is a topic getting a lot of discussion lately. Purists says that ... ... Mini is a blend of 70% Pinot Blanc, 20% Sauvignon Blanc and 10% Muscat that has less than 1% residual sugar. Pear, apple, citrus, honey, lemongrass and a little tropical fruit combine with lots of bubbles to make a fresh, light and fun wine. The Sauvignon B... Read More

    From the article Give Canned Wine a Chance

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