Pinot Grigio (pee-noh-GREE-joe) which is also the same variety as Pinot Gris is becoming one of Australia’s most popular varieties. Made from one variety, a member of the Pinot Noir family, this grape has two different names thanks to the two countries in which it is most commonly grown: France and Italy.
Grigio is the Italian for “grey” and in contrast to the French, Italian Grigio has made a name for being a light, crisp wine ideal for early drinking and is most famously known in the regions of Veneto and Friuli.
Gris is French for “grey” and in France it finds its home in the Alsace region. French Pinot Gris is generally known for being a rich, full-bodied white with a lovely silky texture.
Across the two styles, the common aroma and flavour descriptors include apple, pear, strawberry, honey, hay, brioche and bread.
TYPE: WHITE WINE
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13%
LOCATION OF MANUFACTURING: McLAREN VALE, AUSTRALIA
SOURCE OF GRAPES: FLEURIEU HILLS
BOTTLED: OCTOBER 2018
NUMBER OF CASES PRODUCED: 700