Just to clarify- Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris are the same grape. For detailed info on each grape click the link above. To summarise- the grapes are typically dry fruity.

Pinot Gris- Grown in France (Alcase mainly) and is rounder and more mouth filling. 

Pinot Grigio- Grown in Italy (mainly Alto Adige) and is dry and lean with fresh acidity.

 

Tieffenbrunner 

Pinot Grigio


Alto Adige, Italy


A bouquet of pear, candied fruit and harmonious structure emphasizes its dry full-bodied taste.

 

Kumeu River 

Pinot Gris


New Zealand

Stone fruit notes The wine is lively, complex and lingers on the palate.

 

St michel Eppan

Schulthauser 

Pinot Blanc


Alto Adige, Italy


Complex nose of creamy apple, pear, hints of honey medium bodied with tangy acidity. Creamy palate loaded with finesse, almond notes and minerality.

 


Gippsland, Victoria

Bass River 

Pinot Gris

Whats the Difference?

The difference between the two is not just location but in the harvesting. Gris is picked (insert dates) while Grigio is picked (insert dates). What this results in is a richer mouth feel and higher sugar content in the grape. Early harvests can also have a clear impact on color. As Pinot Gris/Grigio ripens it can take on a pinkish color. Wines made from riper grapes can be much more golden.

 

2018 Chain of Ponds


Pinot Grigio

Adelaide Hills

 

2016 Trimbach


 Pinot Blanc

Alsace, France

 

2018 Marcel Diess ‘Pinot d’Alsace’

Field Blend (Pinot)    Alsace, France

 

2019 Indigo

Pinot Grigio        Beechworth, Vic

Pinot Blanc- Pinot Bianco

Pinot Blanc is a little different,