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What's the difference between Pinot Grigio & Pinot Gris?
Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio are in fact the exact same grape variety. It is a white grape, with a grayish / brownish pink skin (hence the name gris, or gray, in French).
The grape originated in France (it's from the Burgundian Pinot family, and is known as Pinot Gris in France, where it is most cultivated in Alsace. Across the border in Italy it is known as Pinot Grigio. While French in origin, it is really the Italians that we have to thank for bringing such huge global recognition and fame to the variety.
The grape is the same, but the wines are different. While they are the same grape, the two names have come to infer two different styles of wine.
- Immensely popular, the Italian style Pinot Grigio wines are typically lighter-bodied, crisp, fresh, with vibrant stone fruit and floral aromas and a touch of spice.
- In contrast, Alsace Pinot Gris wines are more full-bodied, richer, spicier, and more viscous in texture. They also tend to have greater cellaring and ageing potential
Craft Winemaking – BIN 15
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Pinot Grigio, Merlot/Cabernet and Dry Rose.
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