pinot blanc

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

Definition of pinot blanc 

: a dry white wine similar to chardonnay

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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, chicagotribune.com, "Explore Michigan's diverse wine scene, one of the country's most exciting developing regions," 5 July 2018 This will be an evening filled with white wines and some chardonnay, pinot blanc, marsanne, grenache blanc and falanghina. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, "There's something for everyone with more than 50+ event taking place in Louisville this week," 8 Nov. 2017 In the Loire, that means chenin blanc; in Alsace, pinot blanc, as well as auxerrois; and in Savoie, jacquere and altesse. Elin Mccoy, Bloomberg.com, "Forget Prosecco: French Crémants Should Be Your Champagne Alternative," 21 Feb. 2018 But producers also use other varieties grown in the region, such as pinot blanc, aligote, and gamay. Elin Mccoy, Bloomberg.com, "Forget Prosecco: French Crémants Should Be Your Champagne Alternative," 21 Feb. 2018 The green pinot blanc grape and the dusky pinot grigio grape are both mutations of the much more ancient pinot noir grape. Gar Joseph, Philly.com, "Cheap Buzz: The Genetics of Wine Color," 18 Oct. 2017

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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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