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Pinot Gris

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Pinot Gris (aka Pinot Grigio) is a pinkish grape mutation of Pinot Noir. It’s famously known for zesty white wines, but can also be used for rosé. Look to Northern Italy, Oregon, and Alsace for benchmark examples.

Primary Flavors

  • White Peach
  • Lemon Zest
  • Cantalope
  • Raw Almond
  • Crushed Gravel

Taste Profile

Dry

Medium-light Body

None Tannins

Medium-high Acidity

11.5–13.5% ABV

Handling


  • SERVE
    45–55°F / 7-12°C

  • GLASS TYPE
    White

  • DECANT
    No

  • CELLAR
    3–5 Years

Food Pairing

Pinot Gris works excellently with white meats and seafood particularly in meals that include a fruit element such as lemons, oranges, peaches or apricots.

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