pinot blanc

Pronunciation: [PEE-noh BLAH<em>N</em>; PEE-noh BLAH<em>N</e>GK]

A variety of white grape that is used in some white alstian wines and bottled as a varietal wine by a few California wineries. Pinot Blanc wine is crisp and dry but has less intensity and flavor than chardonnay. Its price is also considerably lower. Pinot Blanc goes well with chicken and seafood.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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