With its elegant aroma of apples and lively acidity, Pinot Blanc – also called Pinot Bianco – is the perfect everyday wine. To preserve the variety’s fruitiness and finesse, winemakers use oak very sparingly. Pinot Blanc was first cultivated in Alto Adige around 1850 and since then, it has flourished in the region. It joins Gewürztraminer and Sauvignon Blanc as a leading white wine variety.
- Area under cultivation: 1,174 acres (9.17% of total)
- Cultivation zone: In all winegrowing zones with the exception of the Isarco Valley
- Growing method: Pergola and Guyot trellises
- Preferred location: 1,300 – 2,000 ft. above sea level
- Synonyms: Pinot Blanc, German: Weißburgunder
- Recommended pairings: Roast chicken, vegetable or cheese-based dishes, seafood