pinot blanc


pi·​not blanc ˈpē-(ˌ)nō-ˈbläⁿ How to pronounce pinot blanc (audio)
often capitalized P&B
: a dry white wine similar to chardonnay

Examples of pinot blanc in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Although pinot blanc is indeed a grape, Alsace wines called pinot blanc can be made entirely of auxerrois, a grape that is widely planted in the region, or in a blend with pinot blanc. New York Times, 24 June 2022 Vibrant with flavors of red berries and currants, this blend of chardonnay, pinot noir and pinot blanc is a wake-up call to your palate. Dave McIntyre, Washington Post, 15 Dec. 2022 This blend of grüner veltliner and pinot blanc is obviously crafted — or at least marketed — with Asian cuisine in mind. Dave McIntyre, Washington Post, 5 Jan. 2023 Dream wine is a semisweet white wine blend whose base is the pinot blanc grape, which does well in Michigan's climate. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 30 Jan. 2023 The Blanc Burgunder is a blend of pinot blanc and pinot gris from a producer in Nahe, Germany. Dave McIntyre, Washington Post, 29 Dec. 2022 Made with 100% pinot blanc grapes in the champagne method, this award-winning bottle offers hints of lemon, apple, and fresh baked bread that will lure even the most devout champagne snobs. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, 6 Dec. 2022 Other options include grüner veltliner, dry gewürztraminer, silvaner, sauvignon blanc and pinot blanc. New York Times, 17 Mar. 2022 The wine was the Schramsberg 1969 Blanc de Blancs, a blend of chardonnay and pinot blanc made in the traditional champagne method. Washington Post, 17 Feb. 2022 See More

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Word History


French, literally, white Pinot (a grape variety)

First Known Use

circa 1948, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pinot blanc was circa 1948

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“Pinot blanc.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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