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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  • To begin with, Australian Chardonnay wine has improved significantly over the years!As I understand it, Australian winemakers are busily introducing new styles.I had new Aussie chards recently and concluded that they are really good, in my very humble opinion!These lovely chards are the result of more careful soil selection and well-considered s... Read More

    Forum post in the topic AUSTRALIAN CHARDONNAY


  • Lieb Cellars Blanc de Blancs Reserve 2011

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    Soft hay, white blossom and pear aromas. A hint of sweet spice on entry, this tingles on the palate and comes with fresh lemon, pink grapefruit and a full texture. Turns creamy on the finish, with pastry cream and butter, a touch of tangerine and a light citrus and apple finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Meyer-Fonne Brut Extra Cremant d'Alsace NV

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    Heady savory lemon, toasted hazelnut and fresh yeast aromas are very aromatic here. Theres a bit of cream on the palate which shifts towards lemon and grapefruit notes, more dark toast and smoky brioche, leading straight into a lighter note of peach and apple, finishing with vanilla, cream and some melon. Good complexity. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • I took my then-girlfriend, now-wife to Florence by way of Tuscany for our first Valentine’s Day. The location in combination with more than a few bottles of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano made for a memorable trip. Unfortunately for me, a Valentine’s Day like that one is hard to top. But there is one thing we can do on Valentine’s Day, year after ... Read More

    From the article It's okay to buy value sparkling wine for Valentine's Day.


  • I am hoping to get some input on what Aussie wine the Snooth Community is seeing on the shelves [either retail or restaurants] in your local areas.US wine in Australia is still very much limited to the bigger wine companies egArgyle Pinot NoirStags LeapBerringerEtudeOccasionly the big guns from Napa will appear on the Auction Sites.I am always h... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Aussie Wine in the US


  • Amour & EM - Those chardonnay wines look and surely taste nice.Today would have been a good one for chardonnay or perhaps sauvignon blanc, but I elected for red wine, even with oysters....but let me explain.We started this Thursday morning at The Kennedy Center for a 1000 NSO rehearsal - which is free to subscribers - but it entails riding the M... Read More

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


  • I have actually missed not being on the Snooth forums for some years, not sure what happened but when Snooth stopped working on Explorer [well on my laptop anyway, I lost a bit of momentumBut I am still doing a lot of work in the wine industry and enjoying plenty of great wine.I am located in Adelaide South Australia and home is only an hour fro... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Time to return


  • A new year provides the perfect opportunity to try new things, but how far will you go?  Many wine drinkers cling to familiar grape varieties or settle for what’s in easy reach. Don’t miss out, wine lover. There are between 5,000 and 10,000 varieties of Vitis Vinifera, the plant species responsible for nearly all wine grapes, planted around the ... Read More

    From the article These New Wave Wine Grapes Are Really Catching On


  • I know what you’re thinking: When are we gonna start drinking wine? ... ... ... Barbera, Riesling, Pinot Blanc). Surprised to see me drinking my white wines out of all-purpose stems? Don’t be -- they give the wines the space they need to releases their aromas, and why would you want anything less. Putting white wines in little glasses is sill... Read More

    From the article Wine 101: Stemware


  • Here in the United States we are on a first-name basis with our wine grapes. The majority of casual wine drinkers understand what “Merlot”, “Moscato”, and “Cabernet” mean. Nowadays “Pinot” and even “Riesling” are familiar pals too. This is largely because the United States and other New World regions label their wines by varietal rather than geo... Read More

    From the article The Rise of Non-Traditional Wine Blends


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