Pinot Bianco’s undiscovered potential
Indigenous varieties are all the rage at the moment in the wine world [ahem, did I tell you about our book Wine Grapes ? we just won our seventh major award for it - JR], and we are the richer for that, because wine is all about variety. At the same time it seems that I have turned a blind eye to the international varieties, because often I feel that, although they occasionally can be outstanding, they do not always convey a sense of place as clearly as local varieties. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, especially, seem to put such an inimitable stamp on the wine that it’s almost to the point of ignoring the local terroir. But...
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