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Ponzi Pinot Blanc 2014 750ml

Rated 92 - This outstanding effort offers a vanilla wrap around solid fruit flavors of white peach, yellow plum and nectarine. The texture and...
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Rudi Pichler Weissburgunder Smaragd Kollmutz 2012 750ml

Rated 90 - Somewhat milky aromas of ripe pear and banana. Full in body, this wine is given focus by a subtle acid spine. This richly expressive...
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Rudi Pichler Weissburgunder Smaragd Kollmutz 2015 750ml

Rated 93 - "Pinot Blanc shows the potential of the Wachau," says Rudi Pichler, when he served his 2015 Weissburgunder Smaragd Kollmütz. This is...
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Pinot Blanc

Pinot Blanc is a popular white grape varietal most commonly associated with the beautiful French region of Alsace, but which is also grown across Central Europe and Italy. In Germany and Austria it is known as Weisseburgunder, in Italy it is called Pinot Bianco, and is one of the key varietals in the alpine regions of Alto Adige. Pinot Blanc is the main white grape varietal in Alsace, where it is prized for its ability to beautifully express the fine terroir on which it is grown, and it is used to produce exceptional single varietal wines, as well as blended wine such as Edelzwicker. Pinot Blanc is also a key component in this part of France’s signature sparkling wine, Cremant d’Alsace.

The wines made from Pinot Blanc are typically medium to light bodied, but they possess a remarkable freshness and clean character, which reminds us of the cool, green hillsides of their homeland. Apple, honey and biscuity, yeasty flavors are typical in fine Pinot Blanc wines, as well as a good level of minerality, making it a popular choice for those looking to pair a fine white wine with a wide range of foods. Although it is almost never oaked in Alsace, Italian vintners have a tendency to age Pinot Bianco in oak barrels, adding an extra dimension to this wonderful varietal.