Cards of Wine

Pinot Blanc (France)

Pinot Blanc = Pinot Bianco (Italy) = Weissburgunder (Germany)

Profile

French Pinot Blanc is known to be a full body wine with good acidity:

Body
Sweetness
Fruit
Acidity

Flavors

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

Food Pairing

Popular food pairings in Alsace are Omelet and Quiche.

Serving temperatures:
8-10°C (46-50°F)

About

Pinot Blanc 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.

Alsace (France)

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.

Alto Adige (Northern Italy)

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.