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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  • Boy, I leave guys unattended for a little while and you get all testy with each other. ;-)Re: Wild Boar - Wineries don’t sell grapes, vineyards do.  No wine label ever lists a winery name as a source of fruit. No AVA or vineyard source listed on the bottle because the target market would not be moved by such. They don’t grow good Pinot Noir in N... Read More

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  • Also looking good was this earlier circular from Chambers Street. Oregon ... ... 2016 Dundee Giovanni Pinot Blanc In the words of John Paul Cameron: "This came about many years ago after developing a love for fresh Friulian white wines. I talked Bill Wayne [of Abbey Ridge vineyards] into planting a couple of acres of Pinot Blanc (bianco!) so ... Read More

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  • Decided to spin this out from another thread to keep things clear and more easily accessible.Please post your recommendations here. Will add my own when I have a spare moment.... Read More

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  • Afraid this is getting messy so will start some more focused threads of their own. And $30 dollars isn't necessarily on the cheap end for sauvignon blanc. You can still frequently find very pleasantly drinkable Entres-Deux-Mers, for example, at under $15. Had suggested the $30 rather than $20 limit specifically for pinot noir which, unfortunatel... Read More

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  • And even pinot noir, some that's fairly interesting. And a lot cheaper than Burgundy...Al, the Loire, and each of its grapes, deserves its/their own threads. I take it the effort to chase down any more cheap-but-good PN is kaput.... Read More

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  • I am easily manipulated into revising this thread, but I wasn't seeing much action regarding cheap Pinot Noir, so I moved on.  Perhaps after a week or so we can refocus on the Pinot's from a certain region....but I would like to see some more examples of the Sancerre region if possible. Read More

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  • According to the Wine Institute, in 2015, over 28 million liters of wine were ... ... bottlings of Charbono, Pinot Blancs, et al.)  doing that today. With more accolades and more winemakers producing a label with the Santa Clara AVA, all signs are there for the Santa Clara Valley to make a mark in the wine world.  Liza SwiftBrix ChicksSavenni... Read More

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