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Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio

From light and delicate to lush and unctuous, this dry European white has been gaining in popularity recently as a lively yet smoothly textured option behind such favorites as Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc.

Flavor Descriptors

Although the intensity of flavors will vary depending on where it is produced, Pinot Gris can offer a range of fruit flavors including melon, peach, apricot, and pear. Typically quite floral and expressive, other trademarks are mild baking spice aromatics, subtle minerality, and a creamy lanolin-like texture. Pinot Gris is generally not oaked.

Food Pairings

Italian

Antipasti, shrimp, bean salad, light fish dishes.  

Alsace, France

Onion tart, pork sausages and sauerkraut, well sauced chicken. 

New World

Salmon, scallops, light chicken and pork dishes.

Buying, Storing, & Serving

Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio should be served chilled, but not ice cold.

Most is ready to drink when released, although some of the better French examples can age for up to five years. A general rule of thumb is fresher is better.  

Store bottles in a cool, dark place. While it is now common for wine makers to use plastic corks or screw-top closures which may be stored vertically or horizontally, those with the traditional corks should be laid on their sides to keep them moist.

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