Noir thrillers: pinot with a difference 

When wine lovers talk of pinot, they’re generally using it as shorthand for pinot noir, the grape variety responsible for the world’s most fabulously silky-sensuous red wines. But do the various other grapes with the pinot prefix deserve to share in the limelight? Few make the case for pinot blanc, a white-berried mutation of pinot noir that makes soft, unshowy dry whites that are sometimes dismissed as the unthinking man’s chardonnay. But a couple of recent finds from Germany (where it’s known as weissburgunder) reminded me that it’s capable of rather better than that.

Source: Noir thrillers: pinot with a difference | David Williams | Life and style | The Guardian

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