White grape mutation of the Pinot Gris which is itself a mutation of the famous Pinot Noir.
Colour: Light yellow-green berries
Frequency: 13,000 ha area planted worldwide.
Synonym(s): “Pinot bianco” in Italy, “Weiss Klevner” in Alsace (France), “Weisser Burgunder” in Germany.
Origin: In the mid 1800 observed by Pulliat at Chassagne Montrachet.
Maturity: First period
Sensitivity to diseases:
France→ Alsace, Loire, Burgundy
Europe→ Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Italy, Luxembourg.
Worldwide→ Argentina, Canada, USA (California), South Africa, New Zealand
Type of Wines [ Profile ]
Still and sparkling white wines (ex: Cremant d’Alsace). They are full bodied wines, and generally have a good level of acidity.
Facts and tips:
- Classified as recommended in Alsace, Burgundy, Champagne, and Loire valley.