Pinot blanc

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Pinot Blanc

also pinot blanc  (blängk, bläN)
n.
1. A variety of grape originally grown in the Burgundy region of France that resembles Chardonnay and is used to make white wine.
2. A dry white wine made from this grape.

[French : pinot, Pinot; see Pinot + blanc, white (of Germanic origin; see bhel- in Indo-European roots).]
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Noun1.Pinot blanc - white wine grape; grown especially in California for making wines resembling those from Chablis, France
Pinot blanc - dry white California table wine made from white Pinot grapes
Pinot, Pinot grape - any of several purple or white wine grapes used especially for Burgundies and champagnes
2.Pinot blanc - dry white California table wine made from white Pinot grapes
white wine - pale yellowish wine made from white grapes or red grapes with skins removed before fermentation
Pinot blanc - white wine grape; grown especially in California for making wines resembling those from Chablis, France
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Made primarily from the grape of the same name, with some Pinot Grigio and a little Pinot Bianco blended in, Prosecco is frothy, charming, and usually slightly off-dry.
Budavar Pinot Bianco 2009 pounds 3.49 - Aldi A real crowd pleaser from Hungary with a nicely-rounded acidity based on pink grapefruit flavours rather than anything sharper.
Budavar Pinot Bianco 2009 from Hungary (Aldi, pounds 3.49) is a nice, perky, fruity, mediumbodied, versatile dry white for everyday drinking.
Among those white wines are the aforementioned Pinot Grigio and Gewurztraminer as well as aromatic wines made from Pinot Bianco, Kerner, Muller Thurgau, Sylaner and Sauvignon Blanc.
Lombardy is home to many DOCs, and is particularly well known for the quality of its sparkling wine, Franciacorta Spumante, which is made in the same method as Champagne (here called la metodo tradizionale) and from the same grapes, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir (although here Pinot Gris and Pinot Bianco are also allowed to be blended in).
Key white varieties include Pinot Bianco, Gewurztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Silvaner, Muller Thurgau and Chardonnay.
Franciacorta is made from Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco and Pinot Nero (very similar to the Champagne blend).
However, the best are produced in the northern regions of Trentino-Alto Adige and, particularly, Fruili, international varieties such as Chardonnay and Riesling produce fresh, uplif ting wines and the local Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio and Tocai Fruiliano have added spice and pungency.
Among Italy's white wines are Alois Lageder Pinot Bianco ($10), Pinot Grigio ($11), Mastroberardino Lacryma Christi ($15) and Greco di Tufo Vignadangelo ($18.50).
It won a gold medal at the Sommelier Wine Awards 2015 and is blended from chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot bianco. It has a delightful freshness, but in surprising contrast has extra layers of complexity, a bit of toast, and a hover of honey.
There are also wines from Sicily, Spain and the New World, plus the concentrated Quercus Pinot Bianco from Slovenia.
Budavar Pinot Bianco 2009 from Hungary (Aldi, EUR4.10) is a nice, perky, fruity, mediumbodied, versatile dry white for everyday drinking.