Part of the pinot family (includes pinot meunier, pinto noir, and pinot grigio. While it is grown in small amounts in Burgundy, it is more well-known in the Alsace region of France, where it thrives in the cooler climates. It is generally lighter-bodied, making decent table wines.
A white grape popular in Alsace, Germany and elsewhere.
( pee-no blahn) is a white grape whose wine is often blended with Chardonnay.
(Pee-noe BlahN) - White wine grape, making a dry, full white wine that some liken to Chardonnay, but typically medium in body and sometimes showing melon scents.
Mutation of the Pinot Gris vine. Grape is generally used to make dry, crisp, rather intense white wines in the Alsace, parts of Burgundy and in Austria. In the latter country it is known as the Weissburgunder. In California, a similarly named grape is used to make a fruity, rather subtle wine similar to the simpler versions of Chardonnay. Used in many of the better champagne style sparkling wines of California because of its acid content and clean flavor. However, recent research speculates that some plantings of this California grown grape varietal are actually the Melon de Bourgogne, (aka Muscadet de Bourgogne), a grape grown widely in the western reaches of the Loire region of France, and famous for producing the "Muscadet" tart white wines that match so well with shellfish meals.
white wine grape; grown especially in California for making wines resembling those from Chablis, France
dry white California table wine made from white Pinot grapes
A white wine grape - medium bodied and fruity
A light-bodied, fruity white wine made from Pinot Blanc grapes.
Pinot blanc often has flavors similar to chardonnay, though the wine is generally lighter body and somewhat more delicate.
Similar to Chardonnay in flavor and structure, Pinot Blanc has a small by loyal following. Excellent examples come from Chalone, Etude and Steele.
(Pinot Bianco) - Some people call Pinot Blanc the poor man's Chardonnay because both grapes produce similar flavors and textures. Pinot Blancs are often clear and intense with hints of fruit and honey.
One of the top white wine varieties of the Alsace, it also makes a dry white wines in other areas of France, Austria (as Weissburgunder) and Italy (Pinot Bianco). Some plantings in California may actually be Melon de Bourgogne, or Muscadet de Bourgogne.
This white wine grape has in the past been mistaken for Chardonnay. The two varieties look very much alike. Grown in a variety of regions - Italy, France, California, Germany, Austria - the Pinot Blanc is a light, smooth, easy-quaffing white. Drink young.
(Food & Wine) A white grape from the Alsace region of France.
a white grape variety. Thought for many years to be a relative of Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc is actually a white variation of Pinot Noir. It runs the gamut from crisp, dry, citrusy whites to wines of sufficient richness and intensity that could easily pass for a well-oaked Chardonnay.
(pee-no blahn) A white grape variety. It runs the gamut from crisp, dry, citrusy, whites to wines to sufficient richness and intensity that could easily pass for a well-oaked Chardonnay.
Considered a true Pinot grape variety, Pinot Blanc produces attractive dry white wines with perhaps less flavor than Chardonnay and not quite as aromatic as Pinot Gris. Pinot Gris is planted in Alsace, Germany, and more recently introduced into California.
Pinot blanc is a white wine grape.