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
  • Holman Ranch: Carmel Valley’s whole package

    … at their beautiful, neo-rustic tasting room, right in “downtown” Carmel Valley Village. Here we tried most of the wines that I have listed below, with the 2012 Estate Pinot Gris and 2012 Kelly’s Press Pinot Noir being two favorites, similar in high quality to the other Holman Ranch wines that I’d tasted in the past. Their pinots tend to show good…

    Ward Kadel/ Vinopanion- 2 readers -
  • Abiqua Wind Vineyard NV Estate Abiqua Cuvée, Willamette Valley, $12

    … Best Buy! Pete Buffington works with 30-year-old vines along the western slopes of the Cascades near Silverton, Ore., and this fun blend of aromatic Gewürztraminer, Early Muscat, Müller-Thurgau and Pinot Gris is quite approachable. Tropical aromas include baked pear, apricot and gooseberry with hints of toasted butter and crushed leaf…

    Great Northwest Wine- 1 readers -
  • Old York Cellars Dry Riesling & Malbec Tasting

    … of vineyards, cultivating a diverse selection including Barbera, Chenin Blanc, Pinot Gris, Syrah and Riesling. In addition to award winning wines and a lovely tasting room, they also hold special events such as art exhibits, yoga classes and Master Chef Dinners. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the tasting presented a timely spotlight on wine…

    the buddha in your glassin Syrah Malbec Riesling- 4 readers -
  • Hitting the Century Club, in Virginia

    …: Pinot Gris Touriga Naciona Pinot Noir If we stop at Fabbioli Cellars we can add: Chambourcin Now, it is starting to get tougher. The good news is that our friends at Casanel Vineyards can add: Norton Carmenère (coming soon) The always inventive Lew Parker at Willowcroft can add: Cabernet Blanc to our list, while our German…

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  • Thanksgiving Wines

    …, Moscato d’Asti, Brachetto d’Acqui Pinks: Rosé, still or sparkling Whites: Chenin Blanc/Vouvray, Pinot Gris (Oregon or Alsace), Riesling (off-dry) Reds: Pinot Noir (New World), Beaujolais, Valpolicella Whichever wine you end up serving, resist the temptation to bust out that monster Cab, killer Zin or awesome Amarone. Pop those corks at next month's holiday celebration. Happy Thanksgiving! …

    Write on Wines- 1 readers -
  • 5 Thanksgiving Day White Wines Under $20

    … Cheese. SRP $19 Second on my list would be a Riesling from the Finger Lakes. You can see my previous post on some of them at here. They range from dry to sweet. Now at Thanksgiving, I make a spicy stuffing, so I would go with a semi-sweet Riesling. You would need to pair the Riesling with your tradition. Most of them retail for under $20. Pinot Gris…

    Debbie Gioquindo/ Hudson Valley Wine Goddess- 2 readers -
  • Let the gems begin

    … to Chardonnay, the Castello di Pomino 2013 elevates Pinot Blanc to a level not really found anywhere, save perhaps for one or two examples out of B.C. This one really leaves a tannic impression, not unlike some impossibly off-dry Pinot Gris from Alsace. There is a really sophisticated level of ambiance and a semblance of a distinctly rocky intent…

  • Leading Idaho wine out of the wilderness

    … in Caldwell, Idaho. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) But today, the Snake River Valley is in an exploratory phase – one that started more than 15 years ago. In addition to Riesling and Chardonnay, such grape varieties as Syrah, Malbec, Tempranillo, Grenache, Viognier, Pinot Gris and Petite Sirah are grown. Rhône varieties seem to be shaking out…

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  • Thoughts and Tips for Thanksgiving Wine Pairings

    … pair with our Thanksgiving feast? It’s not that it’s difficult, but rather, there are so many possibilities! If you do a web search, you’ll see the usual white wine suspects come up: Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Vouvray, Chenin Blanc, and Sparkling White. If you’d like to try red, some websites will mention Lambrusco, Beaujolais, Pinot Noir…

    Rebecca Marmaduke/ Texas Wine Loverin Riesling- 4 readers -
  • Troon Vineyard 2013 Foundation ’72 Vermentino, Applegate Valley, $18

    … and tropical aromas of banana, lemon juice, lime peel and minerality followed by mouthwatering flavors of kumquat, starfruit, lime juice and a sliver of maraschino cherry. It’s a fun change of pace from Pinot Gris, and can be best enjoyed with fresh seafood such as mussels, oysters, calamari, tuna and cuttlefish. Rating: Excellent Production: 1,000 cases Alcohol: 11.8% …

    Eric Degerman/ Great Northwest Wine- 1 readers -
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