Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Portugal and Italy all grow this grape as do many other countries, but it is particularly well known in Alsace.
We think the best Pinot Blancs in the world might actually be made in Austria. In the last 5 years, possibly even further, my favourite Pinot Blanc every year is Austrian. The variety is grown quite widely, but with particular representation in the areas around the Neusiedlersee, Styria, Vienna, Weinviertel and Kamptal. In Austria, even mid-range Pinot Blancs are stylish, with flavours of almonds and good acidity. The best are concentrated, amazingly complex, and age well in bottle, well in excess of a decade.
Beerenauslese Selektion 2013, Heidi Schroeck Heidi Schroeck
Beerenauslese Josef LentschLentsch's sweet wines are legend
Ruster Ausbruch "Auf den Flugeln der Morgenrote" Heidi Schroeck"On the wings of the dawn" is legendary
Beerenauslese Selektion Heidi SchroeckFabulously elegant sweet wine. An explosion of flavours - but with elegance, not exuberance.