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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  • Albert Mann Pinot Blanc Blend Alsace Aoc Pinot Blanc Auxerrois 2011

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    Wine review by cathpark


  • Lady Lola Pinot Grigio Moscato 2013

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    to dry and sour for my palate. Read More

    Wine review by lynnjp


  • Hi, I am an accidental wine enthusiast. As part of a major remodeling project including our family room I revived my interest and enjoyment of wine. Our family room was redone using dark hickory planking and the room has a short wall next to our fireplace. This wall has always presented a challenge to make use of the space. I researched and sear... Read More

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  • Artisan Wines Halbturn White Chardonnay 2011

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  • Starting on Wednesday night and going through Sunday I had the following:2006 Peter Michael "La Carriere" Chardonnay2007 Peter Michael "L'Apres-Midi" Sauvignon Blanc (ok, with a touch of Semillon)Bollinger Special Cuvee (Question: If it's the basic bottle why is it "Special"?)Morlet Grande Reserve Premier Cru Champagne (weird bottle with a chees... Read More

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  • Pinot Blanc Sonoma Valley Tyla's Point Vineyards Prémices 2003

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  • So, do you have your wine planned out yet for the Thanksgiving meal? I'm going a bit off course this year as I am smoking my turkey so I'm probably going to go heavy on Syrah rather than Pinot Noir. But that could change based on input from the guests.First off I'll likely pop a 2010 Copain Baker Ranch Syrah as it shows quite Pinot-like and I ha... Read More

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  • Grochau Cellars Pinot Blanc 2010

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    13% Clear pale yellow, low viscosity. Aromas of green apples, lime, and fern. Medium acid, off-dry with low body. Tastes green apples, lemon, eucalyptus, and a slight graphite note. Short length, simple complexity. Read More

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  • Airlie 7 2011

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    The seven grapes blended to produce this white wine (in order of most to least) ... ... Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc. The aromas and flavors immediately reminded me of my days in the Florida Keys juicy tropical pineapple, grapefruit and key lime are highlighted by a tiny touch of jasmine. Subtle acidity balances out the fruitiness an... Read More

    Wine review by Julia Crowley


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