Pinot Gris / Grigio
Showing a unique rosy, purplish hue upon full ripeness ...
Showing a unique rosy, purplish hue upon full ripeness, this “white” variety is actually born out of a mutation of Pinot noir. The grape boasts two versions of its name, as well as two generally distinct styles. In Italy, Pinot grigio achieves most success in the mountainous regions of Trentino and Alto Adige as well as in the neighboring Friuli—all in Italy’s northeast. France's Alsace and Oregon's Willamette Valley produce some of the world's most well-regarded Pinot gris wine. California produces both styles with success.
In the Glass
Pinot Gris is naturally low in acidity but full ripeness is necessary to achieve and showcase its signature flavors and aromas of stone fruit, citrus, honeysuckle, pear and almond. Alsatian styles are aromatic (think rose and honey), richly textured and sometimes relatively higher in alcohol compared to its Italian counterparts. As Pinot Grigio in Italy, the style is often much lighter, charming and fruit driven.
The viscosity of a typical Alsatian Pinot gris allows it to fit in harmoniously with the region's rich foods like pork, charcuterie and foie gras. Pinot grigio, on the other hand, with its lean, crisp, citrusy freshness, works well as an aperitif wine or with seafood and subtle chicken dishes.
Given the color of its berries and aromatic and characterful potential if cared for as it is allowed to fully ripen, the Pinot grigio variety is actually one that is commonly used to make "orange wines." An orange wine is a white wine made in the red wine method, i.e. with fermentation on its skins. This process leads to a wine with more ephemeral aromas, complexity on the palate and a pleasant, light orange hue.
- Sauvignon Blanc487
- Other White Blends284
- Other White Wine258
- Pinot Gris/Grigio222
- Rhône White Blends94
- Bordeaux White Blends83
- Chenin Blanc74
- Gruner Veltliner43
- Pinot Blanc43
- Melon de Bourgogne9
- Grenache Blanc1
- Muller Thurgau1
Zonin Pinot Grigio 2007Pinot Gris/Grigio from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Luna Vineyards Pinot Grigio 2007Pinot Gris/Grigio from California
J Vineyards Russian River Pinot Gris 2007Pinot Gris/Grigio from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
Gallo of Sonoma Reserve Pinot Gris 2007Pinot Gris/Grigio from Sonoma County, California
Danzante Pinot Grigio 2007Pinot Gris/Grigio from Italy
Henschke Littlehampton Innes Vineyard Pinot Gris 2007Pinot Gris/Grigio from Australia
La Vis Pinot Grigio 2007Pinot Gris/Grigio from Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy
Bethel Heights Pinot Gris 2007Pinot Gris/Grigio from Willamette Valley, Oregon
Brancott Pinot Grigio 2007Pinot Gris/Grigio from New Zealand
Tamas Estates Pinot Grigio 2007Pinot Gris/Grigio from Central Coast, California
Marco Felluga Pinot Grigio 2007Pinot Gris/Grigio from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
TAZ Pinot Gris 2007Pinot Gris/Grigio from Central Coast, California
King Estate Signature Collection Pinot Gris 2007Pinot Gris/Grigio from Oregon
Santi Pinot Grigio Sortesele 2007Pinot Gris/Grigio from Veneto, Italy