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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  • Sokol Blosser Evolution Sparkling NV

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    Lightly nutty, honeyed aromas of green apple and peach. Fresh and lively palate with zesty citrus notes of tangerine, grapefruit and lemon with some stone fruit coming through as well, soft mousse and bright acidity make for a fun, easy drinking selection Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • VV, interested in the Goodfellow whites. Notice they have a few Chardonnays, Pinot Gris, and Pinot Blanc.May have to try the Chard, Oregon Chard I have next to no experience with. Read More

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  • Gray Monk Pinot Blanc 2014

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    I received this modestly priced Pinot Blanc from a family friend at a reception honouring a recently deceased relative. Since I had not had any wine from the Heiss family holdings in years, I looked forward to updating my knowledge of this beautiful vineyard and its produce. I was not disappointed: the wine is almost chardonnay-like with apple... Read More

    Wine review by zufrieden


  • When: Sunday December 18, 2-4 PM Where: Pierre Loti Union Square 53 Irving ... ... with a small addition of Pinot Blanc. The wines are all produced in the ‘Traditional Method’, whereby the second fermentation responsible for the creation of the bubbles takes place in bottle. The wines all undergo extended periods in the cellar prior to release,... Read More

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  • This is not your first Thanksgiving rodeo. It's not ours, either. We've brought you a panoply of Thanksgiving table wine suggestions over the past ten years. There was the time we assured you that Thanksgiving wines wouldn't break your bank. In fact, we've discussed Thanksgiving value wines time and time again. We've been here for you during Tha... Read More

    From the article The Ultimate Thanksgiving Wine List


  • A bit on the fruit forward side but light and dry, kind of like a cross between Sauv Blanc and pinot gris. Not very complex but enjoyable as a week day quaff. This is 100% Jacquere from the Vin de Savoie appellation which is SE of Burgundy. Read More

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  • Yeah! It is oyster season in my town. Pick a peck in about 30 min. Best oysters in the world. No bias, no kidding. Wine = anything that is white, dry, French, and Loire or Champagne with an exceptional Chardonnay or Chablis admitted, meeting of course the French criteria. Notice the "spikes".  You will never see those on a restaurant oyster. The... Read More

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  • Champagne Philippe Gamet Brut Sélection Blanc de Noirs NV

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    too acidic for my liking Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Champagne Palmer & Co. Blanc de Noirs NV

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    dry with summer fruits and straw Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • If we're talking Thanksgiving specific, it's a good Cru Beajolais, like Morgon, Fleurie or some such. Does very well with the turkey itself and stands up to Cranberry, etc. I should try some new world Pinot and Blanc de Noirs as well this year, it's been a while. Read More

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