The Best Pinot Blancs from Germany

Vineyards near Kaiserstuhl, Southern Germany

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Vineyards near Kaiserstuhl, Southern Germany

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There is more to Germany than Riesling. Pinot Blanc aka Weissburgunder is a rising star on the wine scene in Germany, tripling its area under vine in the past two decades. Especially around the picturesque region of Baden with its marginally warmer growing conditions, Pinot Blanc feels right at home. But it thrives across Germany. Pinot Blanc is less lavish and more subtle than its relative Pinot Gris and displays delicate notes of white pear, succulent peach, lime zest with a subtle undertone of crushed gravel. Here is Falstaff’s selection of the best.

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