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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  • Barefoot Refresh Summer Red Spritzer

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    Wine review by phxsuns


  • Gerard Bertrand Cremant de Limoux Brut Rose Cuvee Thomas Jefferson 2013

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    I recently found this Cremant de Limoux for sale at my local supermarket. They just started carrying Gerard Bertrand's wines, which none of the local wine/liquor stores carry. This sparkling wine is quite nice for the money, very dry, medium small bubbles, with a clean aftertaste. However, there are several other brands in this price range that ... Read More

    Wine review by D9sus 4


  • To press or not to press? That is NOT the question. Rarely does anything in winemaking have an absolute however pressing is one of the few. Grapes must be pressed at some point in the process to release the juice or wine. However, even though grapes must eventually be pressed, it is the when, how and how much that are open to interpretation. Wha... Read More

    From the article Pressing Issues: Exploring a Small Portion of the Maze of Winemaking Decisions


  • Have started to see the appeal in Champagne and other quality sparkling wine ... Dirty & Rowdy Sparkling Pinot Blanc (Traditional Method)Being used to Champagne and the occasional Blanc de Blancs sparkler, there were a couple quick adjustments to make here; one being that the fruit was quite a bit more expressive, and that it wasn't Chardonnay... Read More

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  • Nittnaus Heideboden Pinot Blanc 2014

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    Simple and fresh herbal yet bready aromas of yeast and pepper with nice peachy floral notes as well. Quite playful. In the mouth this is juicy and more citrus driven, with lemon and grapefruit flavors playing the dominant role in this refreshing glass of wine that is approachable and unpretentious. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Strauss Pinot Blanc Classic 2014

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    Light and perfumed on the nose with hints of rose petal, fresh melon and ripe peach. This has a nice acidity throughout that is austere and elegant while still brightening the fruit. Its nicely tart in the mouth, somewhat fleshy around the middle with more peach flavor around a core of lemon/lime citrus zest and a long, tart finish. Read More

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  • Hillinger 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


  • 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

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  • 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

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  • 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


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