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Alsace Pinot Blanc

Pinot Blanc
(blanc stands for white while pinot is a wide variety of grape) also known as Klevner is a dry white wine from Alsace. Pinot Blanc is less aromatic than other white wines in Alsace. However Pinot Blanc balances between softness and freshness to make the lightest wine in Alsace along with Sylvaner.
Pinot Blanc has a pale colour, delicately fruity with peach and pear aromas.

Pinot Blanc is coming from the grape also called Pinot Blanc, often combined with Auxerrois grape which gives more alsacian flavor to the wine.

Pinot Blanc covers roughly 20% of the vineyards in Alsace.

Pinot Blanc should be drunk young, along with fish, white meat or even better with an onion tart.

Pinot Blanc wine information :

Name: Pinot Blanc Appellation Alsace Controlée
Location: Alsace region
Places: Pfaffenheim, Barr, Guebwiller, Ribeauville, Riquewihr, Rouffach, etc
Soil: Sandstone
Size: 2,850 ha (7,000 acres)
20% of the Alsace vineyards' size
Production: 33 million bottles
Grapes: Pinot Blanc (or klevner, clevner)
Often mixed with Pinot Auxerois
Type of wine: Refreshing dry white wine
Age: 2 to 5 years
2007, 2005
Aromas: Peach

Onion tart
White meat



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