5 to Try: Sun-sational Pinot Blancs

Every month, our 5 to Try series showcases five examples of stellar wines from varying wine styles, grapes, and Germany’s 13 winegrowing regions.

Germany’s light and silky Pinot Blanc reigns as a refreshing summer wine to pour by the pool or sip by the sea. Make the most of your summer fun by bringing a bottle of crisp and bright German Pinot Blanc (Weissburgunder) along!

Pinot Blanc is a slow-maturing grape with yellowish-green skin that thrives in Germany’s warmer regions with good sun exposure, such as Baden, Rheinhessen, and the Pfalz. The German name, Weissburgunder or Weisser Burgunder, translates to “White Burgundian,” reflecting to the grape’s light skin color and its origins in Burgundy, France.

In Germany, the grapes produce light to medium-bodied wines that showcase delightful citrus and orchard fruits, often alongside a slight nuttiness. The wines generally present medium acidity, making it an ideal wine to harmonize with fresh summer foods or outdoor activities.

Our selections below are ideal to enjoy under the warm summer sun and pair perfectly with shellfish, fresh salads, and soft cheeses. Sip away!

 

1. Brand Weissburgunder, Pfalz

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2. Wittmann 100 Hills Westhofener Pinot Blanc, Rheinhessen

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3. Dönnhoff Weissburgunder Trocken, Nahe

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4. Dautel Weissburgunder Trocken, Württemberg

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5. Nägelsförst Pinot Blanc Dry, Baden

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