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Pinot Bianco (Italy)

Pinot Blanc (France) / Weissburgunder (Germany)

Pinot Bianco is produced under different names and styles in various countries.

Typical Flavors


Lemon
Lemon
Lime
Lime
Apple
Apple
Pear
Pear

Flowers
Flowers
Almonds
Almonds
Hazelnuts
Hazelnuts
Mineral
Minerals

Citrus and Green Fruit flavors are typical for Pinot Bianco, with hints of Flowers, Nuts, and Minerals.

Profile

Italian Pinot Bianco is a light bodied crisp white wine with good acidity:

SUGARDry
BODYLight
FRUITLow
ACIDITYHigh
Serving temperature:
8-10°C (46-50°F)

Food Pairing

Aperitif
Aperitif
Oysters
Oysters
Shrimps
Shrimps
Crab
Seafood
Fish
Fish
Chicken
Chicken
Chips
Chips
Soft Cheese
Soft Cheese

Pinot Bianco pairs best with Seafood, Fried Fish, and Fried Chicken.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Italian. Tropical. Asian.
Gnocchi. Creamy Soups (Peas, Asparagus).
Antipasti. Ciabatta Bread. Picnic Lunch.
Fish. Chicken Salad. Risotto.
Vegetables. Asparagus.

If You Like Pinot Bianco

You May Also Like:

Assyrtiko (Greece)
Gavi (Italy)
Grechetto (Italy)
Greco di Tufo (Italy)
Orvieto (Italy)
Pinot Bianco (Italy)
Piquepoul (France)
Silvaner (France)
Riesling Dry (Germany)
Weissburgunder (Germany)

The Ideal Glass

A Tulip Shaped glass is the best choice for dry white wines.

It guides the wine to the center of your mouth, avoiding the sides, where acidity is less pleasant.

A smaller bowl also helps to serve smaller quantities, and keep the wine cold.

Remember to hold the glass by the stem!

About Pinot Bianco

Pinot Bianco is produced under different names, and with different styles, in various European wine regions.

The grape can be used to produce full bodied wines, light and crisp wines, sparkling wines, and dessert wines.

France (Alsace)

Pinot Blanc from Alsace, is known to be much like Chardonnay as a full body wine with good acidity.

Alsacian Pinot Blanc can show a range of flavors from apple to peach, along with nutty almond and spices depending on oak treatment.

Popular food pairings in Alsace are Omelet and Quiche.

Italy (Alto Adige)

Italian Pinot Bianco is crisper, lighter and dryer than French Pinot Blanc.

Typical flavors are: Citrus. Apple. Pear. Floral Hints.

In Italy Pinot Bianco is often blended with other grapes and used in the production of sparkling wines.

Typical food pairings in Italy are Fish and Antipasti.

Germany and Austria

German Weissburgunder (White Burgundy) is usually light and crisp, much like the Italian variety.

In Austria Weissburgunder is used to make the luxurious and sweet Trockenbeerenauslese.

Trentino-Alto Adige

Trentino-Alto Adige is located in northern Italy. The capital is Trento.

Alto Adige is also called Südtirol (South Tyrol).

Italian and German are official languages, but the locals also speak Ladin.

Before 1918, Südtirol was part of the Austrian-Hungarian empire, but was annexed to Italy after the first World War.

Early wine production was dominated by Austrian red wines like Lagrein and Vernatch (Schiava).

Today white wines are more important, mostly Pinot Grigio, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Bianco, and Chardonnay.

Upcoming wines are Savignon Blanc and Pinot Nero.

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