Pinot blanc (pronounced “PEE-no blahnk”) is a tart white wine made from another mutation of Pinot noir. This time the genetics lost their color– hence the name blanc. These grapes have a golden-green hue to the skin with white pulp and the wines they make are the dreams of many a wine geek. I like to call it Pinot gris WITH a backbone! Often tart, Pinot blanc is a great food wine but a challenge to find outside of winery tasting rooms. When in Oregon, be on the lookout for this versatile wine that can be enjoyed with a plethora of different dishes. In Italy, Pinot blanc is known as Pinot bianco.