Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio

Pinot Gris or in Italy Pinot Grigio. Thought to be a clone of Pinot Noir, its a greyish blue grape. Wines made from the Pinot Gris vary greatly and are dependent on the region and wine making style they are from.

Alsatian Pinot Gris are medium to full bodied wines with a rich, somewhat floral bouquet. They tend to be spicy in comparisons with other Pinot Gris. While most Pinot Gris are meant to be consumed early, Alsatian Pinot Gris can age well.

German Pinot Gris are more full-bodied with a balance of acidity and slight sweetness.

The Pinot Grigio style of Italy is a light-bodied, often lean wine that is light in color with sometimes spritzy flavors that can be crisp and acidic.