Facebook pixel

Pinot Bianco grapes

by | Oct 28, 2016

Pinot Bianco is the synonyms for Pinot Blanc grapes in Spain and Italy.

Pinot Bianco is a white color grape belonging to Vitis Vinifera species.

Pinot Bianco grapes

This grape is called by different names around the world; Weissburgunder or Klevner in Austria, Rulandské bílé in Czech, Rulandské bielein Slovak and Bijeli Pinot in Croatia. The largest producer of Pinot Bianco is Italy and Germany.

In Germany 8,630 acres of land are dedicated to growing this grape. Pinot Bianco is often misunderstood with chardonnay which is yet another variety of grapes. Pinot Bianco originated at Burgundy, a wine region in France.

Today countries like Luxembourg, Italy, Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia are the home of Pinot Bianco. In United States Pinot Bianco is grown in the vineyards of California. Pinot Bianco is produced by mutation of Pinot Noir variety.

Wines
Vineyards
Wine grape varieties

In the mutation process, the vines of Pinot Noir bear only black grapes and one white grape. Some of the famous wines made from Pinot Bianco are; Stift Klosterneuburg 2015 Jungherrn Weissburgunder(Vienna), Saint Gregory 2014 Pinot Blanc(Mendocino County), Prieler 2015 Seeberg Pinot Blanc(Südoststeiermark) etc.

Pinot Bianco is a less used table grape because the grape is specially mutated from Pinot Noir to make only wines. The demand for Pinot Bianco wines has increased with the time.

Pinot Bianco is also used for cross breeding. It is crossed with Riesling to produce Manzoni Bianco which is an Italian wine variety.

Remember to read the Wine Tasting guide…

.

History of Pinot Bianco grape

Many people believe that Pinot Bianco has been a direct descendant of a Pinot grapes family planted since the first century. It originated from Burgundy, France and spread elsewhere.

Since 1700 AD the plantation of Pinot Bianco in France has decreased.  Currently, only about 3200 acres of land in France is used for growing Pinot Bianco.

In the Champagne region of France, this variety of grapes is still grown to blend them with champagne. However, Cremant d`Alsace is one of a popular brand of wine from Alsace region of France for many years, it was believed that Pinot Bianco and Chardonnay grapes are almost same, but it was only in 1937 when the difference was officially announced.

In Burgundy, many independent vineyard owners used to grow Pinot Blanc as a grape variety that was different from Chardonnay.

Viticulture and wine making of Pinot Bianco

The Pinot Bianco is a mutation of Pinot noir. The vines of Pinot noir were made to produce one white grape among the bunch of black grapes.

Pinot Bianco ripe early and it is harvested late. The winemaking procedure for Pinot Bianco includes; grapes are cluster pressed to produce nectar and then it is fermented with special yeasts.

The clusters used for making wine are of medium size and conical in shape. The berries of Pinot Bianco are round in size and orange in color. The leaves are 5 lobed with dark green color and have depressed veins.

Characteristics of Pinot Bianco wines

Pinot Bianco is a white wine grape variety. Pinot Bianco wines are of different variety. In Germany, it is used for making light and refreshing wine, whereas in Austria it is used for making expensive sweet and textured wine .

It completely depends on winery when it comes to making dry or sweet wines from Pinot Bianco grapes. The alcohol content in the wines made up of Pinot Blanc is about 13% by volume.

The alcohol level of wines is different for different regions. In American continent the alcohol content is kept medium-low. The sugar content in the wine is 219 grams per liter.

These wines have a sharp aroma of a flower, stone fruits, and light mineral. The acidity content in Pinot Blanc wines is more. In Italy, it is used for blending and making sparkling wines.

The taste of Pinot Bianco wines are a combination of honey, fruits like apple and walnut, mineral characteristics etc.

Food pairing with Pinot Bianco wines

The wines made from Pinot Bianco come in many varieties. The food pairing should depend on the type of wine.

The most common food pairing for these wines are baked rice and beans, cheese, salad etc. other dishes like Thai noodles, cabbages and desserts are good to go with Pinot Bianco wines.

Author

Michael Bredahl

Michael Bredahl

Wine Writer

Michael is an online enthusiast, with a lot of knowledge about online marketing. Traveling around the world to hunt for the perfect wine. Latest on Sicily, where Etna has a huge impact on the taste, which is strong with a bitter aftertaste for the youngest wines, but older wines are fantastic. Drinking wine, and writing about them, are one the passions. Remember to drink responsibly 🙂

Are you a Copywriter?

We have a lot of articles without much content, if you can do it better, you are welcome to write a nice article, and get the proper credit for that. Read more information about beeing an author, and Contact us for more information.

0 Comments

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Vineyards
Breweries
Alcohol and Distilleries
Wine Grape Varieties
Wine Informations
Wine Merchants
Accessories
Other
Bar and Cocktail Equipment
Bottle Opener
Glassware
Wine Accessories
Wine Opener
Alcohol Free
Beer
Ale
Brown Ale
Chinese Beer
Christmas Beer
Czech Beer
Danish Beer
English Beer
Finnish Beer
German Beer
Iceland Beer
Indian Pale Ale
Italian Beer
Japanese Beer
Lager
Mexican beer
Pale Ale
Seasonal Beer
Stout
Swedish Beer
Turkish Beer
Wheat Beer
White Ale
Champagne
French Champagne
Cocktail
Aperitivo
Campari
Cider
Cocktail Bitters
Cocktail Mixer
Cocktail Muscat
Cocktail Shakers
Cordial
Curacao
Fruit Juice
Garnishes
Mead and Tonic Wine
Muscat
Pernod
Puree
Soft Drinks
Spirits Mixer
Syrup
Dessert Wine
Argentinian Dessert Wine
Australian Dessert Wine
Chile Dessert Wine
Drambuie
English Dessert Wine
French Dessert Wine
Fruit and Ginger Wine
German Dessert Wine
Hungarian Dessert Wine
Italian Dessert Wine
Madeira and Marsala
New Zealand Dessert WIne
Portugal Dessert Wine
Sauterne
Sherry
South African Dessert Wine
Spanish Dessert Wine
Vermouth
Liquor
Absinthe
Armagnac
Baileys
Brandy
Cachaca
Calvados
Cassis
Cognac
Cognac and Brandy
Cointreau
Eau De Vie
Gin
Gin & Genever
Gran Marnier
Grappa
Irish Liqueur
Irish Vodka
Japanese
Liqueur
Pisco
Poteen
RTD'S (Ready to Drink)
Rum
Sake
Sambuca
Schnapps
Speciality
Spirit
Tequila
Tequila & Mescal
Vodka
Port Wine
French Port Wine
Portuguese Port Wine
Portuguese White Port
Ruby Port Wine
Tawny Port Wine
Red Wine
American Red Wine
Argentina Red Wine
Australian Red Wine
Austrian Red Wine
Bulgarian Red Wine
Chile Red Wine
English Red Wine
French Red Wine
Georgia Red Wine
German Red Wine
Greek Red Wine
Hungarian Red Wine
Italian Red Wine
New Zealand Red Wine
Portuguese Red Wine
South African Red Wine
Spanish Red Wine
Uruguay Red Wine
Rosé Wine
American Rosé Wine
Australian Rosé Wine
Chile Rosé Wine
English Rosé Wine
French Rosé Wine
German Rosé Wine
Italian Rosé Wine
New Zealand Rosé Wine
Portuguese Rosé Wine
South African Rosé Wine
Spanish Rosé Wine
Sparkling Wine
American Sparkling Wine
Argentina Sparkling Wine
Cava
Cyprus Sparkling Wine
French Sparkling Wine
German Sparkling Wine
Italian Sparkling Wine
Prosecco
Sekt
South African Sparkling Wine
Spanish Sparkling Wine
Walisisch Sparkling Wine
Whisky
Blended Malt Whisky
Blended Whisky
Bourbon & USA Whiskey
Grain Whisky
Irish Whiskey
Other Whisky
Scotch Whisky
Single Malt Whisky
White Wine
American White Wine
Argentina White Wine
Australian White Wine
Austrian White Wine
Chile White Wine
English White Wine
French White Wine
Georgia White Wine
German White Wine
Greek White Wine
Hungarian White Wine
Italian White Wine
New Zealand White Wine
Slovakian White Wine
South African White Wine
Spanish White Wine
Wine
Chile Wine
English Wine
Exclusive Wines
Fine Wine
French Wine
German Wine
Italian Wine
New Zealand Wine
Port Sherry Madeira
Portugal Wine
Spanish Wine
Wine Gifts
Beer Gifts
Case
Gift Packaging
Spirit Gifts
Voucher
Wine & Champagne Gifts

Wine Tours

No ratings yet.

Give this page a High Five!

Save up to 20%

Get our newsletter with the promotional code, and save a lot of money!

You will now recieve our Newsletters, Thank You :-)

See all of Our Promotional Codes and benefits here

Online Shopping and World's Best Wines

Save up to 20%

Receive our newsletter and get the latest news, promotional codes and freebies

You will now recieve our Newsletters, Thank You :-)

See all of Our Promotional Codes and benefits here

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This