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Pinot Blanc

Pinot Blanc is a white mutant of Pinot Noir. It has sometimes been confused with Chardonnay as they share regions of origin, physical characteristics and taste profiles. Pinot Blanc resembles the more famous grape's medium body and rounded apple/stonefruit, while its less distinctive (or just less obvious) individual character makes it less planted and more often used for sparkling wine. However in cooler climates where it retains acidity, like Italy’s Alto Adige, ‘Pinot Bianco’s’ neutrality allows elegant still whites with textural richness and focus on its particular subtle nutty/mineral characters. Now hardly planted in its native Burgundy it is more so in Alsace, with a little in Germany and Austria and promising New World examples from cooler climates in South America, New Zealand and Canada’s Okanagan valley. 

Pinot Blanc

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  1. 2016 Mount Edward Central Otago Pinot Blanc

    2016 Mount Edward Central Otago Pinot Blanc

    91 Points Richard Caro
    A beautifully subtle and mineral Pinot Blanc, New Zealand is lucky that among its few examples of this rare variety there is such a good one as this. From an organic artisan producer, the nose ...
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  2. 2014 Schoffit Alsace Old Vine Pinot Blanc

    2014 Schoffit Alsace Old Vine Pinot Blanc

    90 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
    From 40-60 year old vines this is proper Pinot Blanc from Alsace. The soft, honeyed apple and stone fruit is delicious but restrained so what shines is the subtle stuff - a beautiful, weighty ...
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  3. 2014 Nevis Bluff Pinot Blanc

    2014 Nevis Bluff Pinot Blanc

    4 Stars Michael Cooper
    A concentrated and focussed Pinot Blanc that shows just how much depth and style is possible from this tricky but revealing variety. Properly dry and not at all fruit driven, this is all about ...
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  4. 2015 Hiedler Pinot Blanc

    2015 Hiedler Pinot Blanc

    92 Points John Caro
    Stylishly dry and mineral - authentic Austrian Pinot Blanc. This strikes that varietal balance between a refreshingly simple palate in which there is, looking closer, a lot happening - candied ...
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  5. 2016 Ronco Dei Tassi 'Fosarin' Collio Bianco

    2016 Ronco Dei Tassi 'Fosarin' Collio Bianco

    92 Points John Caro
    A rare and delicious blend from north-eastern Italy, this is a crisp yet fleshy white with a nutty/floral nose and mineral-accented pear and stone fruits on the palate. Not only does this wine ...
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