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Pinot Grigio - Pinot Gris Wines

Wine Types

Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris are the same type of grape. Depending on where the grape is produced, it may be labelled as Pinot Gris or Pinot Grigio. Throughout the world, there are about 70,000 acres of Pinot Grigio, a grayish colored grape.

Pinot Grigio has more acidity than Chardonnay and tastes less sweet. Some cheaper brands are made sweeter, and those made in Alsace France are sweet.

Flavours-Aromas

Flavours and aromas can include: lime, green apple, pear, white peach, exotic fruit, white nectarine, subtle honeyed oak, and floral aromas like mineral and honeysuckle.

Pinot Gris(Pinot Grigio) produced in New World wine regions are lightly oaked and they use some malolactic fermentation to add texture and creaminess to the taste.

Also grown in Canada, Austria, Italy, and Romania. It is not usually aged or oaked in these regions. The style is Dry and Minerally.The sweeter types of Pinot Gris made in Alsace, France have flavours of lemon, honeycomb, and crisp apple taste. Less sweet types are found in the region's Grand Cru's.

Flavours include lemon, apple, peach. The style of these wines is Fruity and Dry.Find this style of Pinot Grigio in popular regions including California, Oregon, Washington, New Zealand, Chile, and Australia. Food pairings include: apertif, shellfish, pasta, fresh cheese, white fish, and chicken.

Buying Pinot Grigio Wines

For sweeter types, look for wine made in Alsace, France; look for bottle labels that read: Willm or Beblenheim regions. In Alsace, France, the Pinot Gris must contain 100% Pinot Gris, making their wine more complex tasting.

Find Fruity and Dry styles in California, Oregon, Washington, New Zealand, Chile, and Australia. The bottle label will read: Pinot Grigio and the winemakers name. These wines can be found in the Wine By Country Section

Wine Style

Because of their medium to high acidity, most Pinot Grigio - Pinot Gris wines have a Crisp and Light Body style. Some may have a Vibrant and Light body.


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Wine prices may vary from time to time, and may vary by Country, by State, Province. Prices shown are Canadian dollars. All wines are 750ml unless otherwise stated.

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Pinot Grigio - Pinot Gris Wines

Pelee Island Pinot Grigio
Varietal: Pinot Gris
Body: Crisp, Light, Medium Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Citrus, Pear, Herb
Food Pairings: Fresh Cheeses, Salads
Price: $14 Country: Canada, Ontario

Bodacious Pinot Grigio
Varietal: Pinot Grigio
Body: Crisp, Light, Medium Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Citrus, Honey
Sugars: 20g/L
Tasted Note: Good
Food Pairings: Apertif, Appetizers
Price: $13 Country: Canada

Lindemans Bin 85 Pinot Grigio
Varietal: Pinot Grigio
Body: Crisp, Light, Medium Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Apple, Citrus, Floral
Sugars: 2g/L
Food Pairings: White Fish, Apertif
Price: $13 Country: Australia

Mcguigan Black Label Grigio
Varietal: Pinot Grigio
Body: Crisp, Light, Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Apple, Citrus, Pear
Food Pairings: Apertif, Shellfish
Price: $12 Country: Australia

Malle Rock Pinot Grigio
Varietal: Pinot Grigio
Body: Crisp, Light, Medium Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Apple, Lemon, Grapefruit
Sugars: 6g/L
Food Pairings: Apertif, Shellfish, Pasta
Price: $15 Country: Australia

Casillero Diablo Pinot Grigio
Varietal: Pinot Grigio
Body: Crisp, Light, Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Citrus, Crisp, Orchard Fruit
Sugars: 2g/L
Food Pairings: Shellfish, Whitefish
Price: $14 Country: Chile
Taste Note: Very Good


Two Oceans Pinot Grigio
Varietal: Pinot Grigio
Body: Crisp, Light, Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Citrus, Exotic Fruit, Floral
Food Pairings: Shrimp, Sushi, Apertif
Price: $11 Country: South Africa

Smoky Bay Pinot Grigio
Varietal: Pinot Grigio
Body: Crisp, Light, Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Apple, Citrus, Pear
Food Pairings: Appetizers, Apertif
Price: $11 Country: Australia

Villa Maria East Pinot Gris
Varietal: Pinot Gris
Body: Vibrant, Light, Medium Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Floral, Melon, Spice
Food Pairings: Mild Cheeses, Salads, Chicken
Price: $20 Country: New Zealand

Beblenheim Pinot Gris
Varietal: Pinot Gris
Body: Vibrant, Light, Medium Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Honey, Pear, Smoke
Food Pairings: Mild Cheeses, Apertif
Price: $22 Country: France, Alsace

Alsace Willm Pinot Gris
Varietal: Pinot Gris
Body Style: Vibrant, Medium Dry
Flavours-Aromas: Apple, Honeyed Fruit, Peach
Food Pairings: Pork, Cured Meats
Price: $23 Country: France, Alsace


DID YOU KNOW?
France and Australia each have about the same amount of vineyards of the Pinot Grigio Grape- France 6,000 acres, Australia, 7000 acres.

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