The white grape variety originates from France. Around a hundred synonyms testify to the vine's great age and worldwide distribution in many wine-growing countries. The most important of these, grouped alphabetically by country, are Großburgunder, Kleinedel, Weißburgunder, Weißer Arbst (Germany); Bon Blanc, Arnaison Blanc, Arnoison, Auvernas, Auvernat Blanc, Chardonnet Pinot Blanc, Clevner, Epinette, Epinette Blanche, Gentil Blanc, Klävner, Moréote Blanche, Morillon Blanc, Noirien Blanc, Pino Blanc, Pinot Blanc Chardonnet, Pinot Blanc Vrai, Plant Doré, Vert Plant (France); Burgundac Bijeli, Pinot Bijeli (Croatia); Pinot Bianco (Italy); Burgunder Veisser, Pino Belîi (Moldova); Weißburgunder, Weißer Burgunder (Austria); Pinot Branco (Portugal); Burgundské Biele, Rulandské Biele (Slovakia); Beli Pinot (Slovenia); Borgona, Borgona Blanco (Spain); Rulandské Bílé (Czech Republic); Burgundi Fehér, Fehér Burgundi (Hungary).
It is a colour mutation of Pinot Gris (or vice versa), which mutated from Pinot Noir. Pinot Blanc thus belongs to the Pinot varieties (see there in detail). It must not be confused with the varieties Auxerrois,...
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