World Famous Grapes

Pinot Gris

Pinot Gris Grapes

Pinot Gris

Pinot Gris originates from Burgundy, but is today cultivated primarily in Italy and Alsace. Pinot Gris is also grown in Germany under the name of Grauburgunder and RĂ¼lander. It is also found in Eastern Europe.

Pinot Gris generally produces a round and full-bodied wine, with moderate acidity, and a pleasant aftertaste length. The wines are often reminiscent of Chardonnay, with some of Chardonnay's slightly neutral fruity character. Sweet flowers, peaches, and some spice in the character are common in editions where the grapes have become properly ripe.

In Alsace, Pinot Gris often replaces red wine and is used (especially if developed) for white meat dishes such as chicken and pig, and also for goose liver.

Pinot Grigio

The Italians prefer their Pinot Grigio fresh and light. Therefore, they harvest the grape earlier than is common in Alsace. Two distinctive style differences occur: fresh and light Italian Pinot Grigio, and rich and powerfull Pinot Gris.

The Italian Pinot Grigio is suitable for fish and light chicken dishes.

Steel Tank

To retain the characteristic fruity and citrusy aromas is Pinot Grigio fermented in Stainless Steel Tanks (not in oak).