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.
Alto Adige, Italy
A bouquet of pear, candied fruit and harmonious structure emphasizes its dry full-bodied taste.
Stone fruit notes The wine is lively, complex and lingers on the palate.
St michel Eppan
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.
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.
Pinot Blanc- Pinot Bianco
Pinot Blanc is a little different,
Tieffenbrunner Pinot Grigio
Kumeu river pinot gris
Made by Master of Wine Michael Brajkovich from sustainably grown Pinot Gris grapes that are hand-harvested and sorted in our Kumeu Vineyards then gently whole-bunch pressed. Fermented using local wild yeast with extended maturation on the yeast lees.
The aromas have typical peach and stone fruit notes tinged with the oral perfume that we have come to expect from Pinot Gris. The wine is lively, complex and lingers on the palate. Pinot Gris is a variety that goes particularly well with food, including quite intensely avoured dishes. It is also one of the few wine styles that can handle the spiciness of chilli.
Bass River Pinot Gris
St Michel Eppan Schulthauser
Chain of Ponds