Pinot Blanc

Pinot Blanc is an ancient French cider variety, a spontaneous, bud mutation of the Pinot Gris variety. In the state variety book, the variety was registered under the name Burgundy white from 1941 to 1993, and from 1993 under the name Pinot noir (by decision of the court in The Hague).

The designation of three members of the Pinot variety group with the name "Rulandské" is unique in the Czech Republic. The name "Rulandské" originally came from the German name of the Pinot Gris variety (today's Pinot Gris), i.e. "Ruländer", which the variety got thanks to the German merchant Johann Seger Ruland, who was very instrumental in the spread of this variety in Germany. But there is no reason to name the other two Burgundy varieties after this merchant. The Czech name Rulandská for the entire group of Burgundian varieties has thus become a world rarity. In the Czech Republic, it is allowed to mention both Rulandské bílé and Pinot Blanc varieties on the wine label.

The international name of the group "Pinot" comes from the French word "pin", translated as "pine, pine". The grapes of the varieties of this group are relatively small and very compact, their appearance can really resemble a pine cone.

Under the right conditions, the wines are elegant, harmonious, full and rich in extractives. Their acidity is ripe, and with controlled fermentation, delicate floral and linden aromas are preserved in them. By aging, such wines fill up even more and gain viscosity, the original fresh aroma changes to the smell of pears, red fruits or even hazelnuts.

Pinot Blanc from the Zimní vrch vineyard is in the Terroir range.