Pinot Blanc is often likened to a lighter style of Chardonnay; light on acidity and with a flavour profile that’s more easy-going crowd pleaser than challenging and complex thought-provoker. (Think Wogan rather than Paxman.) That said, its soft, light, delicate aromas and flavours make it a versatile food match and in its best incarnations – Alsace and northern Italy produce some really cracking examples – it’s a real understated joy. Drink it young.
If you like Pinot Blanc, you might also like … Roussanne, Vermentino