Pinot gris

The word pinot supposedly could . I believe a big difference is. This is a little different from some of my recent questions on the differences between Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot or Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc. Pinot Gris is famous for its refreshing citrus . To answer those questions, I explained how they were two different grapes (and wines made from these grapes).

Take a sip of pinot grigio and prepare for a mouth-filling burst of pear or apple balanced with tangy acidity.

Talk about a multi-tasker . There are several essential differences between these Pinots. Barrel ageing, fermenting with native, wild yeasts, and lees stirring are common winemaking practices in New Zealand to build texture, mouth feel and complexity. Breaking on to the New.

Delivered with our satisfaction guarantee. The juice is then cold fermented in small stainless steel tanks to preserve its delicate aromatics, and finished with a screw-cap so that it tastes as fresh as the day it was bottled. In Alsace it is best suited to the deep, clay rich soils found in the north of the region where it produces richly honeye dry whites as well as superb sweet late harvest wines. Wines made from the pinot gris grape, a favourite of Alsace in France, in Germany and .

We talk to some passionate Pinot G winemakers to find out. Pinot grigio is merely the alternative, Italian name for pinot gris. Pinot blanc, though often considered a distinctly different grape, is in fact a member of the same variety (pinot), . We manage the canopy and the crop carefully to manage vine balance and to get the desired flavours.

Five clones have been selected for their various flavours and vine characteristics. Here are some of our favourites. Pinot gris is reinventing itself as the white wine of the moment.

Coming from the colourful Pinot family (think Pinot Noir and Pinot Blanc), Gris and Grigio are the French and Italian words for grey, respectively. This is due to the pinkish-grey appearance of the skin when the grape is . The grapes were picked at over Brix. But when these pinkish-skinned grapes are crushe and the juice spends extended time on the skins, the coppery wines are known as ramato. Nectarine, Bosc pear, honeysuckle and wet river stone aromas.

Melon, yellow apple and Meyer lemon flavors. Lively acidity with a lengthy, but refined finish.