“P” grape entries

Pinot Blanc

A classic Alsatian and Italian varietal. Also grown in Germany and Austria as Klevner or Weiss Burgunder, Pinot Blanc is a somewhat vigorous grape that can produce fruity whites that range from crisp and fresh to flabby and oily. The better examples from low yields retain a higher natural acidity. Often used in the production of sparkling wine in the U.S. Notes of apples, stone fruits and sometimes almonds, are common.

In Alsace Pinot Blanc is often blended with its country-cousin the Auxerrois blanc and sold as Pinot Blanc. The varietal has found a home in the northern reaches of Italy as Pinot Bianco. Perhaps the best expressions of Pinot Blanc come from Germany and Austria where it is known as Weiss Burgunder, a name given for the for the varietal's similarity to Chardonnay when very ripe. Various styles of Weiss Burgunder range from crisp to heavy and rich with high alcohol levels and an ability to age. Pinot Blanc also takes well to Botrytis and can produce stunning examples of Beerenauslese and Trockenbeerenauslese.

Grape Color


Wines (17)

Domaine Bott-Geyl Alsace 2011 Alsace White
WillaKenzie Estate Grown Pinot Blanc 2010 Oregon White
Domaine Bott-Geyl Alsace 2008 Alsace White
J. Scott Cellars Pinot Blanc Willamette Valley 2007 Willamette Valley White
Domaine Gérard Metz Alsace 2006 Alsace White
Au Bon Climat Hildegard Santa Maria Valley 2003 Santa Maria Valley White
au bon climat Pinot Gris Santa Barbara County 2005 Santa Barbara County White
Marc Tempé Alsace Priegel Grand Cru Pinot Blanc 2002 Alsace White
Jean Sipp Vin d'Alsace Pinot Blanc 2004 Alsace White
Adelsheim Vineyard Pinot Blanc Willamette Valley 2005 Willamette Valley White
Marcel Deiss Alsace Bergheim 2003 Alsace White
Foradori Myrto IGT 2003 Trentino White
Kientzler Pinot d'Alsace 2002 Alsace White
Glenora Wine Cellars Pinot Blanc Finger Lakes 2003 Finger Lakes White
Lucien Albrecht Crémant d'Alsace Brut Blanc de Blancs NV Crémant d'Alsace Sparkling
Albert Mann Pinot Blanc 2003 Alsace White
Niebaum-Coppola Sofia Blanc de Blancs 2003 Monterey Sparkling