Pinot Gris

Pinot gris is a white wine grape variety of the species Vitis vinifera. Thought to be a mutant clone of the Pinot noir variety, it normally has a grayish-blue fruit, accounting for its name (gris meaning "gray" in French) but the grapes can have a brownish pink to black and even white appearance. The word pinot, which comes from the word meaning "pine cone" in French, could have been given to it because the grapes grow in small pine cone-shaped clusters. The wines produced from this grape also vary in color from a deep golden yellow to copper and even a light shade of pink, and it is one of the more popular grapes for orange wine.
Posts about Pinot Gris
    • Michel Jacob’s Le Crocodile Celebrates 30 Years

      Rob Feenie and one-time mentor Michel Jacob (courtesy le Crocodile) It’s a fact of life. People just have to ask me: “What’s your favourite restaurant?” It’s always tough to answer because, as a rule, I don’t play favourites. “It depends,” I’ll say … Chances are it might be the ‘flavour of the month:’ the place that’s just left a ‘lasting’ impression. Or, there may be a few.

      Tim Pawsey/ 3 readers -
    • Godello’s guide to holiday effervescence

      Barque Holiday Basket Over the past few years I’ve published some pieces on Sparkling wine, from technical to fluff and from focused horizontal tastings to scattered, random accumulations. The one aspect about bubbles I’ve not concentrated on, whether it be Champagne or from Ontario, is vintage.

      Michael Godel/ Godelloin Chardonnay- 8 readers -
  • Trimbach Alsace Pinot Blanc, 2011

    … Trimbach ranks at the very top of my Alsace hierarchy. I have fond memories of the Chicago Wine Society auction/tasting back in the early 90s when Jean Trimbach showed up to chat with buyers and pass around full glasses of his Clos St. Hune Riesling. This reasonably priced Pinot Blanc is not Clos St. Hune, but it still shows the Trimbach class. Medium deep gold. Pears, flowers, apples. Big and dry with a spicy bite on the finish. Reminds me more of Pinot Gris than Pinot Blanc. And that should be a compliment. …

    Fred Mctaggart/ Artisan Wine on a Budgetin Riesling- 7 readers -
  • Sparkling Surprises at Southeast Wine Collective in Portland

    …This week we attended the monthly Supper Social at the Southeast Wine Collective in Portland. The Collective is one of our favorite places to recommend - especially to out of state visitors. Most are flying in and out of Portland and in a short trip can't visit all of Oregon wine country. With 10 urban wineries and 20 varietals under one roof…

    Jade Helm/ Tasting Pour- 2 readers -
  • Holman Ranch Vineyards|Wine, Weddings and More

    … the transformation. The ranch is now an award-winning venue for weddings, winning awards from Wedding Wire and Wedding Industry Experts. Currently there are about 21 acres under vine producing Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Rose of Pinot Noir. The Ranch also produces a small amount of olive oil from 100 olive trees. Holman Ranch Vineyards…

    Weekly Wine Journalin Chardonnay- 3 readers -
  • Host Holiday Party for Charity

    … to an Oregon-based charity. The wine lineup included two Pinot Gris wines under $20 and four Pinot Noirs. The Pinot Noir wines ranged from $22 to $55 a bottle. Now the group has some real wine geeks and they provided the wine knowledge during each pour. We had a great lineup of small bites including flat breads, pâté and the usual assortment of cheese…

    Howard W. Hewittin Pinot Noir- 4 readers -
  • Five Holiday Gifts for the Wine Lover in your Life

    …-Confidential-Beyond-Basics-Understanding/dp/1611720141. I know wine well, generally, but there are huge gaps in my knowledge. I am good with California wines, and obviously know Mendocino County wines well, but I do not know the over 3,000 wine grape varieties of Italy and I am nearly as ignorant about Sake. Sake is really more like beer than wine, brewed…

    John Cesano/ John on Wine- 3 readers -
  • Donate your spare corks to a good cause this holiday season

    …:// To read more about One Warm Coat, visit Connect with the Wine Sisterhood: Facebook Twitter (Follow the project #Corks4Coats) Pinterest Google+ Connect with Dracaena Wines: Facebook Twitter Connect with Diaz Communications: Facebook Twitter This article was also published on Please read others or subscribe to Michele’s articles by following this link. email Michele Francisco …

    Winerabblers- 2 readers -
  • We’ve Got People Coming Over — Help!!

    In the last few weeks, I’ve had more than one person ask for help with planning their holiday parties. They want to serve wine. They want to serve decent wine, but they don’t want to go broke. Or, they don’t want to serve expensive, high quality wines because they know that at a party very few people even pay attention. What, they ask, should they do.

    Tom Riley/ THE GRAPE BELT- 5 readers -
  • Left Coast Cellars 2013 White Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $20

    … is reminiscent of Hostess Cherry Pie, golden raspberry, blueberry, lime and lavender. Flavors hint at lime juice, white cherry, blueberry and honeydew melon with starfruit acidity and peach skin tannin. It’s deliciously dry and a fun alternative to Pinot Gris. At the Rickreall winery’s Tasting Room Cafe, consider pairing it with the Pasta, Pesto an Edeamame Salad. Rating: Outstanding! Production: 1,562 cases Alcohol: 13.4% …

    Great Northwest Wine- 8 readers -
  • Sparkling Wines for The Holidays

    … rosé sibling above, but it’s indeed another fantastic example from Lucien Albrecht. Fresh, vibrant, and slightly tart with some green apple and lemon peel. Very fine bubbles last long on this clean, dry, and elegant wine, leaving you with a lingering savoriness. There’s nothing over the top on this balanced bubbly. This is a nice sipper to enjoy…

    Vindulge- 3 readers -
  • Seamus Wines – An Unfolding Wine Story

    …, as they’ve added new market areas in the past year and are now in six states. We just saw a Facebook notice that they’re at a store in New Jersey, so it does seem to be spreading! You can always order directly as well, at least if you live in a civilized state that allows direct shipment. On the west coast you can visit their tasting room in San…

    Red Wine Please!in Sauvignon Blanc- 3 readers -
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