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Pinot Blanc is a white wine grape.
It is grown in France, particularly Alsace, in Germany where it is known as Weisser Burgunder, and in the U.S. In the U.S., many of the vines called Pinot Blanc are actually a related variety, Melon de Bourgogne/Muscadet, that has the same parents as Chardonnay. This mistake was discovered around the mid 1980s, and now Pinot Blanc purchased from a nursery will be the genuine article.
Pinot Blanc has also been confused with Chardonnay, and wineries often vinify it in a similar style, using barrel fermentation, new oak and malolactic fermentation. It can also be treated more lightly and made into a crisper wine that still has some ability to age.