About Pinot Grigio
Where to find Pinot Grigio?
Pinot Grigio is most commonly found in Italy, where it produces wines that are dry, crisp, light bodied and has a more citrus aromas. The same grape can also be found with different names in France and Germany: Pinot Gris and Grauburgunder respectively. However other countries such as Australia,New Zealand and Tasmania are also very popular due to the more ripe tropical fruit notes and Oregon in USA for the energetic, richer, fuller bodied wines.
Pinot Grigio vs Pinot Gris
Styles of the wines, as well as the name, are significantly different from one region to another. Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris are technically the same grape. Both having a greyish-blue hue (hence the name Gris, which is French for ‘grey’) but it can also range from brownish pink to white. The name Pinot Grigio is usually associated to Italy, and Pinot Gris to France. The Italian Pinot Grigio are tend to be more dry, crisp with zesty mouth-watering acidity. Whereas the Alsatian Pinot Gris from France has a more full-bodied, lower acidity spicy profile and can range from dry to sweet. The German Pinot Gris Grauburgunder has a similar profile to the Alsatian counterparts with its oily rich texture. Pinot Grigio/Gris made in the New World can choose between the two names.
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