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Pinot Gris

Pinot Gris Wine Details
Price: $15.00 per bottle

Description: The Pinot Gris has an intensity of flavor that you won't always find in white wines. It is an exceptional accompaniment to seafood, pasta and is a good selection for a summer aperitif. Full, rich, tart, it also works with spicy chicken. Juicy and bright flavors, crisp and dry with sufficient acidity for structure. It is a big full-bodied white wine with a distinctively textured palate and a subtle exotic bouquet. Our ripe-fruit is whole cluster pressed to reduce the phenolics that develop in the skin of the berry. Pinot Gris also know as Pinot Grigio in some countries is actually the same grape. It is said to be a mutant of Pinot Noir. Enjoy. Next year a late harvest ice wine will be released.

Varietal Definition
Pinot Noir:
The name is derived from the French words for ‘pine’ and ‘black’ alluding to the varietals' tightly clustered dark purple pine cone shaped bunches of fruit. Pinot Noir grapes are grown around the world, mostly in the cooler regions, but the grape is chiefly associated with the Burgundy region of France. It is widely considered to produce some of the finest wines in the world, but is a difficult variety to cultivate and transform into wine. By volume most Pinot Noir in America is grown in California with Oregon coming in second. Other regions are Washington State and New York.During 2004 and the beginning of 2005, Pinot Noir became considerably more popular amongst consumers in the United States, possibly because of the movie Sideways. Being lighter in style, it has benefited from a trend toward more restrained, less alcoholic wines. It is the delicate, subtle, complex and elegant nature of this wine that encourages growers and winemakers to cultivate this difficult grape. Robert Parker has described Pinot Noir: "When it's great, Pinot Noir produces the most complex, hedonistic, and remarkably thrilling red wine in the world."
Pinot Grigio/Gris:
Pinkish-white variety producing a very crisp white wine. Grown in Oregon, the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, and more and more in California, it shows promise for other cool climates. Also known as Tokay d'Alsace in France, Rulander in Germany, and Pinot Grigio in Italy.


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