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PINOT gris / pinot GRIGIO

A demanding noble grape of low yield

PINOT GRIS / PINOT GRIGIO

Also known as Malvoisie, Ruländer (Switzerland and Loire Valley)

A close cousin of Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio, more commonly known as Pinot Gris is a white grape variety with grey-pink berries that is widely planted in north-eastern Italy. It grows in temperate zones and extends to Central Europe and the rest of the world. In Alsace, it is a clear success to date having achieved the greatest increase in vine surface area since 1980. Formerly it was called AOC Tokay d'Alsace, because it was reminiscent of the Hungarian Tokay Pinot Gris. The regulatory system ruled to replace the AOC by that of Alsace Pinot Gris, because in this region it is the grapes that give name to the mono-cepage appellations. Pinot Gris is not very fertile, which leads it to be highly valued for its subtle and racy wines. It gives dry or sweet white wines (very sweet wine: Alsace Vendanges Tardives; sweet wine: Alsace Sélection Grains Nobles), and more rarely for its rosé wines.

WHERE IS IT FOUND?
In France and all over the world

MAIN APPELLATIONS 
By type of wine: White and sweet

Vins blanc pinot grigio

Alsace Pinot Gris, Alsace Grand Cru

Vins blancs sucre pinot grigio

Alsace Sélection Grains Nobles, Alsace Vendanges Tardives

Vins rosés pinot grigio

Reuilly, Châteaumeillant

SHALL WE TASTE?
In the galss

Vins blanc pinot grigio

DRY WHITE

Pale yellow in colour, taking on a golden hue when the grain is fully ripe. Low acidity, it is the roundness which prevails. Aromas of white, yellow (apricot), dry and exotic fruits (mango), floral and spicy notes (cinnamon, cumin) that are consolidated on the palate. Depending on the terroir, varies between a supple wine (Italy) and a complex wine (Alsace).

Vins blancs sucre pinot grigio

SWEET WHITE

Vendanges Tardives AOC and Alsace Sélection Grains Nobles: Great delicacy. A typical golden yellow colour, reflecting the over-ripeness of the grapes. Powerful wine with a nose that hints at the flavors of ripe fruit (apricot, quince, baked apple), sweet spices (cinnamon), honey and sometimes undergrowth (wild mushroom) or animal (musk). Ample wine with a lot of body, heady. Not very acidic, it is appreciated for its voluptuousness and generosity.

ROSÉ

Rare, "vin gris (grey)" or "gris de gris", produced in the Centre-Loire. Vinified like white wine by direct pressing without maceration of the skins. Colour varies from orange to pale pink. Nose dominated by citrus fruits (tangerine), peach, apricot. Round in the mouth

FOOD AND WINE PAIRINGS
Pinot Gris with your meals

Vins blanc pinot grigio

DRY WHITE

Aperitif, tapas, seafood (crab rillettes, prawns), poultry liver terrine, pâté...

Vins blancs sucre pinot grigio

SWEET WHITE

Aperitif, foie gras, poultry, sweet and sour dishes such as Asian cuisine. Desserts: Crème brûlée, fruit tarts, spiced bread.

ROSÉ

Ideal for accompanying barbecued fish. Charcuterie, vegetable and fish terrine.

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MORE INFORMATION

The appearance of Pinot Grigio strongly resembles its cousin Pinot Noir, except for the colour of the skin of the grapes at maturity, which is a characteristic greyish pink. Pinot Grigio makes it possible to offer wines of great finesse, while retaining its power. They are often racy and very aromatic wines. They can offer wines with a high degree of sweetness while maintaining an average acidity (freshness), to the delight of lovers of sweet or syrupy wines. Dry or sweet these wines have a legendary smoothness that is visible to the eye by the drops of wine, called "legs", that slowly run down the sides of the glass.

Also known regionally as: Pinot Grigio, Tokay in Alsace, Pinot Beurot in Burgundy and Pays Nantais, Malvoisie in Savoy and the Loire Valley, Auvergne near Orleans, Ruländer in Germany, Fromenteau or Fromentot, Enfumé, Grauer Klevner?