pinot blanc

noun, often capitalized P&B
pi·​not blanc | \ ˈpē-(ˌ)nō-ˈbläⁿ How to pronounce pinot blanc (audio) , pē-ˈnō- \

Definition of pinot blanc

: a dry white wine similar to chardonnay

Examples of pinot blanc in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mutchnick’s blend of Willamette Valley ribolla gialla, Tocai Friulano, pinot blanc and chardonnay is one of my favorite discoveries of 2020. Michael Alberty | For The Oregonian/oregonlive, oregonlive, "6 Pacific Northwest wine surprises from 2020," 23 Jan. 2021 Blended from chardonnay, pinot blanc and pinot nero (the Italian name for pinot noir), this lovely, lively sparkler bursts with red currant and apricot flavors, plus some toasty yeasty notes. Washington Post, "This $11 Bordeaux begs for pizza or burgers and will put a smile on your face," 18 Dec. 2020 Riesling, pinot blanc, pinot noir, gamay and lemberger do well. Washington Post, "Good wine is now being made in most parts of the country. Here’s how to find it.," 6 Nov. 2020 So would a pinot blanc from Germany or Austria, where it might also be called weissburgunder or a silvaner. The New York Times News Service Syndicate, The Denver Post, "A timeless tomato tart recipe," 28 July 2020 And Alsace’s Hugel winery makes a pinot blanc called Cuvée les Amours. Washington Post, "How to pick a Valentine’s Day wine that’s as romantic as your mood," 31 Jan. 2020 Visit to taste riesling from plants that are hundreds of years old, or even go crazy and try pinot blanc—two percent of the vineyard’s 21 hectares are planted with the grape. Katherine Lagrave, Condé Nast Traveler, "When in Germany, Drink Riesling," 4 Sep. 2018 At Molitor's eponymous winery, Weingut Markus Molitor, sip riesling, ja, but also try Molitor’s pinot blanc and pinot noir, the latter of which was banned on the banks of the Mosel in the 1930s. Katherine Lagrave, Condé Nast Traveler, "When in Germany, Drink Riesling," 4 Sep. 2018 Among the most popular are pinot blanc, pinot gris (also called pinot grigio by some Michigan winemakers), sauvignon blanc, riesling, gewurztraminer and chardonnay on the white side; or pinot noir, cabernet franc and merlot on the red side. Michael Austin,, "Explore Michigan's diverse wine scene, one of the country's most exciting developing regions," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of pinot blanc

circa 1948, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pinot blanc

French, literally, white Pinot (a grape variety)

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The first known use of pinot blanc was circa 1948

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6 Feb 2021

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