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
  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    … cousin—died, after a long illness, a few months ago. Wine-wise, I’ve bought a bunch of Jackson Family wines—Riesling, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Zinfandel. I’m not terribly fussy about what goes on the Thanksgiving table. Just pop a bunch of corks, put the bottles on the table, and let people do whatever…

    STEVE HEIMOFFin Cabernet Sauvignon Sauvignon Blanc- 1 readers -
  • Winemaking in Ticino, Switzerland

    … of wine grapes planted in the region and the relative dominance of Merlot. Red Grapes White Grapes Merlot (85% of all plantings) Chardonnay (2.3%) Pinot Noir (1.5%) Chasselas Bondola (1.7%) Semillon Cabernet Sauvignon Sauvignon Blanc Cabernet Franc Kerner Gamaret Riesling x Sylvaner Garanoir Pinot Gris Ancellota Pinot Blanc Pinot x…

    Wine -- Mise en abymein Sauvignon Blanc- 1 readers -
  • Thanksgiving Wine and Beer

    … smith notes. The acid is very food friendly but the bone dryness of this wine will not marry as well with the really sweet Thanksgiving dishes. This wines is going to elevate clean, crisp, dishes that are lightly sauced. The turkey, the beans and the potatoes were all happy being paired with this very crisp Riesling. Buty 2012 Chardonnay Conner Lee…

    Washington State Beer and Winein Riesling Chardonnay- 2 readers -
  • Omero Cellars — Willamette Valley Chardonnay Joins the Wine List

    … Pinot Gris and a rosé of Pinot Noir. Many of these wines are produced in very limited quantities. With the 2014 vintage, Omero Cellars moved into a new production facility, a facility all their own, located in Carlton, Oregon. It includes two enormous cement tanks which will be used in the production of their Pinot Noir. But that’s not all…

    Pull That Corkin Chardonnay- 2 readers -
  • Recently tasted here, there and everywhere

    Wihr au Val, Alsace (c) Cassidy Havens, During my week-long visit to Alsace in June I tasted more than 300 different wines. Over the course of the four months that followed that most amazing journey to the heart of a great wine region, I published more than 50 tasting notes. I also told stories about the winemakers, the Grand Crus and lieu-dits.

    Michael Godel/ Godello- 3 readers -
  • 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…

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  • Old York Cellars Dry Riesling & Malbec Tasting

    … Bright gold in colour with crisp green apple harmonizing with a vivid acidity, making it a fantastic pairing with rich dishes. Traces of honeysuckle on the dry finish. 100% Riesling 13.1% Alcohol $17 Old York Cellars Malbec 2013 A crowd-pleaser with bold fruit flavours and an earthy backbone. Soft tannins, oak, vanilla and chocolate elements…

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

    … Viognier Semillon Muscat Giallo Muscat Orange Muscat Canelli Nebbiolo Cabernet Franc Our next stop is Doukenie Winery where we can add: Riesling Tannat Syrah Sangiovese Wow, three wineries and we are 1/5 of the way there. Next we visit our favorite Rhone Ranger, Jordan Harris at Tarara Winery where we can add…

    CellarBlogin Sauvignon Blanc- 1 readers -
  • Thanksgiving Wines

    … to your table. Consider starting with a bubbly that’s just slightly sweet and refreshing such as Prosecco. If many of your dishes have a fruit base, consider floral and fruity Moscato d’Asti. Red sparklers such as Lambrusco or Brachetto d’Acqui make terrific Thanksgiving wines that are practically guaranteed to make your celebration a bit more…

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

    … of that I should. Its origins are from Austria where it is the signature grape. Pick up a bottle of Hermann Moser 2013 Per Due Gruner Veltliner. You'll get some citrus aromas, coupled with pear and passion fruit and a little white pepper on the finish. It retails for around $12.99 Last on my list is Torrontes from Argentina. Try the Recuerdo Torrontes. I reviewed the 2011 vintage here. Not sure if you'll be able to find the 2011, but the 2012 I am sure is just as good. It retails for $15.…

    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

    … Moya Dolsby, executive director of the Idaho Wine Commission, got her start with the Washington State Wine Commission in Seattle. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) BOISE, Idaho – Considering she grew up near Seattle and spent her early career with the Washington State Wine Commission, Moya Dolsby has found Idaho to be a comfortable…

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  • A New Zealand Winemaking Success: Yealands Family Wines

    Joe’s Chicago was a fitting venue for a delicious luncheon paired with affordable, delectable selections from Yealands Family Wines located in Marlborough, New Zealand. The menu choices and the wines combined to create a taste sensation. The bonus? Peter Yealands and his team enjoyed lunch with me and other wine loving media folk from Chicago as part of their United States press junket.

    Cindy Rynning/ Grape Experiences- 4 readers -
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