Also known as: Pinot Blanc, Beli Pinot, Clevner, Pinot Bianco and Weisser Klevner.
Characteristics: Pinot Blanc wines vary from sweet to dry, but are generally full bodied and simply pleasant. A light musky aroma with hints of spice, apple, pear, almond, and melon with a high (although balanced) acidity and minerally.
Ageing: Typically consumed young, ageing will diminish the fruit flavors. Higher quality may be aged, bringing out a honey flavor.
Serving temperature: Serve at a temperature of 50º-55º F.
Food pairings: Cannelloni with ricotta, poultry, poultry with garlic seasoning, BBQ poultry, poultry with light/cream sauces, egg dishes/appetizers, Chinese cuisine with shrimp, won ton soup, vegetable couscous, crab cakes, escargots, smoked fish, Greek spanakopita, guacamole, gyoza, hummus, chicken tandoori, pasta with vegetables, poultry and vegetable pâtés, pork, potato salad, Caesar salad, smoked salmon, oysters, smoked shellfish.