Pinot Bianco - An Italian-style grape
Pinot Bianco is the Italian version of the Pinot Blanc grape found in many European countries, California and Oregon, and eslewhere. Pinot Bianco has a light, neutral aroma. It is highly acidic and fruity. In Italy it is made into a light, fruity wine. The best Pinot Bianco wines usually come from northeastern Italy, in particular the Fruili-Venezia Guili and Alto-Adige (part of Alto-Adige Trentino) regions. Suggested food pairings include Duck à l'Orange. Pinot Blanc marries well with many fish, seafood, and pasta dishes.
Pinot Bianco starts very inexpensively but I would hesitate to spend less than $12. In this price range look for the full-bodied Alois Lageder with tropical fruit and a bit of minerals. A bargain. In my area it goes for about $20 which is not a bargain at all. In the $18 range try to find Lageder's Pinot Bianco Alto Adige Haberlehof with pineapple, honey, and peaches aromas and taste. In the $28-30 range you may be happy with a Jermann Pinot Bianco Friuli-Venezia Giulia that tastes of melon, spice, apricot, and vanilla. Don't age it.