A white-berried mutation of Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc is grown around the world and has been used to make all manner of wine, from still to sparkling to sweet. This particular example hails from California's Central Coast and showcases aromas of citrus blossom, followed by ripe orchard fruit flavors of golden apple and pear on the palate. Its round mouthfeel is focused by bright acidity and more fruit on the finish. Look to richer seafood and chicken dishes for an ideal food pairing.
Recipe PairingsChicken Bog
Monterey, Central Coast, California, United States
Spain is the nation most widely planted with grapevines, with 2.9 million acres. But both France and Italy actually produce more wine each year than Spain.