On the South Tyrolean Wine Road, the white grape variety Pinot blanc finds the best climatic and geological conditions
The white grape variety Pinot blanc, also called Weissburgunder, Pinot Bianco or Clevner, belongs to the Pinot varieties. This mutation of Pinot noir has been known since the 14th century. The area between Lake Geneva (Switzerland) and the Rhône Valley (France) as well as the Swiss canton of Valais are its possible areas of origin. What we know for certain, however, is that Cistercian monks brought this grape variety to the German Rheingau in the Middle Ages. From there, it successfully spread throughout Europe.
Pinot blanc grapes are medium-sized and pale yellow in colour, the vine requires a warm climate and a rich soil. The South Tyrolean Wine Road offers therefore ideal conditions for its growth. The ripe berries yield a dry and full-bodied wine with a fresh and fruity flavour and a greenish to pale yellow colour. It features elegant aromas of apple, green leaves and even butter if it is very mature. Pinot blanc is perfect with fish, light starters and white meat and can be served as an aperitif.
Serving temperature: 10 to 12 degrees C