The grape Pinot Bianco (Pinot Blanc) comes from genetic mutations of Pinot Noir.
It is part of the so-called "international" grapes , of French origin, but widely cultivated around the world. It is a very early ripening variety, and this makes it suitable for cultivation in regions considered "extreme " for viticulture, for this reason is widely grown in France and Germany.
In Italy the Pinot Bianco grape goes back to the 800's and has spread in a wide range of regions and used in many denominations but produces the best examples in Veneto, Friuli Venezia Giulia and Alto Adige.
Made with the Pinot Bianco grape (also known as Weissburgunder in German), Pinot Bianco wines from north-east Italy are extremely elegant and offer a tantalizing combination of creamy and crisp, dry and mineral-driven.