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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  • Netzl Weissburgunder 2013

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    Succulent red apple and blossom notes on the nose with hints of peach, apricot and vanilla spice. This is smooth and round in the mouth with tropical fruit notes of banana and lychee, more stone fruit coming through with nectarine and a floral note with some zesty spice. Theres a wooded creaminess of toast on the finish, well integrated and ling... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Rudi Pichler Weissburgunder Smaragd 2014

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    Creamy vanilla, elderflower and apricot notes are full and firm on the nose with a definite spice. Fresh and juicy to start, this imparts full stone fruit flavors of peach, apricot and citrus notes of lemon and grapefruit with a refreshing burst of acidity giving a lot of brightness to the palate with just a hint of almond and biscuit towards th... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • I have a theory. Easy to pronounce and easy to remember names help drive wine sales. Hence, Prosecco, the Italian sparkler has taken our shelves by storm, Picpoul de Pinet, the easy drinking white from the south of France has seen sales sky rocket, and Pinot Grigio has simply rewritten the script. And now, I have an exclusive for Snoothers. The ... Read More

    From the article The Languedoc's Sparkling Wine Secrets, Revealed


  • Call it what you’d like: An old routine, a daily pattern, your go-to basics. You’re stuck in a rut, and it can happen with your white wine choices, too. It’s ok, though, we can get through this together. Shake awake your sleepy palate with value-packed white wines from Rueda in Spain. They’re fresh and dazzling – fruity without going bonkers wit... Read More

    From the article Spring Whites That Deserve the Hype: Rueda


  • Tonight we dined in the district again, this time at Grillfish prior to a presentation of music at the Phillips Museum by Anna Thorvaldsdottir (an Icelandic composer) performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble.  Anna was there and they sat down with her following the performance and allowed several questions from the audience.  And aft... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • ProWein, the annual wine and spirits fair in Düsseldorf, Germany, is the high water mark for wine brands, regions, and drinkers worldwide. Nearly every wine producing area you’ve ever heard of (or not heard of) is represented at this event. The event is so huge that it should have its own postal code. This is one of those rare instances in life ... Read More

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  • Had Foxall and family over last night. Heard E-Mark hosted as well, so please post if you're up for it Mark!Kind of an abbreviated visit, but I'm glad they were able to stop by. I made sure to keep the wine flowing, which we maybe finished half of the 5 bottles opened.Pierre Joet Rose NV: This showed real nice and crisp. Seemed just what the doc... Read More

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  • Kupelwieser Alto Adige Pinot Bianco 2014

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    Very fresh, fruity nosecitrus, some grass, some stone fruit. Big splash of fruit on entryagain, citrus, table grapes, peach. Conflicting tartness and sweetish fruit. Great summer sipper on the patio in the evening. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Paco and Lola Albarino 2011

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    Nice alternative to Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc. Nice citrus, passion fruit and works well with Thai. Read More

    Wine review by sbr1105


  • In 2012 it looked like this:1. Chardonnay (93,153 acres)2. Cabernet Sauvignon (76,691 acres)3. Zinfandel (46,857 acres)4. Merlot (45,260 acres)5. Pinot Noir (38,049 acres)6. French Colombard (21,020 acres)7. Syrah (18,620 acres)8. Sauvignon Blanc (14,911 acres)9. Pinot Gris (12,473 acres)10. Rubired (10,903 acres)11. Petite Sirah (7,957 acres)12... Read More

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