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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  • Cremant d'Alsace Vieil Armand Demi-Sec NV

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  • Belle Glos Oeil de Perdrix Pinot Noir Blanc 2015

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  • (Updated to add a couple pics)Another great day in the Willamette Valley!Nothing like starting the day (10 am) with a tasting appointment at Patricia Green.  Started off with a really good '15 Estate Sauv Blanc, more of the dried pineapple, lemon and lime profile, none of the grapefruit. We then moved on to five different pinots spanning three d... Read More

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  • Domaine Bernhard & Reibel Pinot Blanc 2014

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    gold with greyish hints, floral nose, slight sweetness with minerals Read More

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  • Yeah, it's back! Thanks Mark A. for the fix, sorry I broke ... gris'. ... gris'. The sylvaner and pinot blanc were very good as well, just not nearly as complex. On the other hand we also had some really good muscat, everyone said this is the wine to drink with asparagus.&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Trip Report - Alsace France


  • Weinbach is good, as mentioned earlier. And so are so many of the rieslings in ... getting on the gewurtz or pinot blanc or even sylvaner bandwagon?Need to remember that those highway-robbery tasting charges in Napa, etc. are a fairly recent occurrence. I don't think I've paid tasting fees in even 5% of all the winery tastings I've done, and t... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Trip Report - Alsace France


  • Yesterday was Kientzheim day. I looked into renting a car for a day trip, went to the Avis web site and saw some fairly high rates for some very small cars $50-$70 for one day. Decided that the price was a bit steep but clicked a bit further in the booking process. When I got near the last step the "extra" charges showed up - more than doubling ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Trip Report - Alsace France


  • 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

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