Pinot Gris is a mutation of Pinot Noir, in fact the two varieties are almost indistinguishable when compared side by side. Their differences become apparent only when the berries begin ripening. Pinot Gris takes on distinctive colors ranging from orange-pink to pale purple. Pinot is French for pine cone, as the berry clusters bear resemblance in shape. While Gris is French for gray, referring to the light gray dusty sheen often found on the grapes. Order now! Buy this unique wine, it's listed at a good price in our online shop, our delivery is very fast and your sale is always a guaranteed purchase.
Pinot Gris grapes are typically high in sugar, while being low in acid. This leads directly to fine Pinot Gris arising from its cooler geographical regions, while examples from the warmer climates tend toward low acidity, unenlightened structure, and often high in alcohol.
In Alsace France, Pinot Gris was known as Tokay for many centuries, and also Tokay d’Alsace. In 2007 this name was outlawed by the European Union to prevent confusion with the prestigious Tokaji line of Hungarian wine.
Pinot Gris also comes as a fine variety from the United States and New Zealand. New World vineyards have respected the name and style distinctions between Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio. Labelling the lighter, dry versions as Pinot Grigio, while the sweeter/rich styles go by Pino Gris.