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Weißburgunder (Pinot Blanc)

Rheinhessen winemakers seem to have made a veritable pact with Pinot Blanc. Of course, as the viticultural parameters in Rheinhessen and the desires of "Weißburgunder", as Pinot Blanc is called in Germany, match each other perfectly.

Pinot Blanc succeeded with gastronomy. With its moderate acidity, it is an ideal companion for food.
Typical for Pinot Blanc is its slightly nutty aroma. Lighter Pinot Blancs are more subtle in aroma, often smell like green nuts, apple, pear, quince, apricot, citrus or fresh pineapple. It is a perfect match for seafood, fish, veal and pork, as well as poultry and yet, it also works as an everyday wine for sitting in the garden after a long day. Powerful Pinot Blancs, which often have aged in oak barrels for a while, are ideal partners for lamb or tender young game.
In Rheinhessen, Pinot Blanc is very vigorous. A recent increase in plantation led to now 1,512 hectares (6% of the total vineyard), showing its growing popularity. Pinot Blanc prefers warm, deep and strong soils as well as exposed, dry and warm layers. One of the reasons for its increasing popularity is the fact, that Pinot Blanc does not require special vineyard sites and therefore serves as an ace up the winemaker's sleevs. Pinot Blanc has its very own virtuosity. It convinces as an everyday wine, finds fulfillment as a powerful menu wine and produces unique and special sparkling wines. Not all stories of this classic Pinot variety have yet been told.