Pinot Gris & Grigio

As there was a time when you couldn’t go to a restaurant without hearing 1. The Gypsy Kings, 2. James Blunt, 3. Adele (please delete or add as appropriate depending on your era), so no lunch table was complete without a bottle of Pinot Grigio. Perfect with light, lunchtime food and unlikely to interrupt your chat, Pinot Grigio’s fresh character and almost clear colour was stylish, Italian and just the ticket. However, this is only one version of the grape variety. In Alsace, Pinot Gris (previously called Tokay d’Alsace) is a more serious mouthful. The style is fuller and can have flavours of pear, apple and peach, floral and spicy notes and a kind of mineral texture and made into sweeter versions, it can deliver delicious rich, sherbetty, apple strudel-like flavours. All in all a versatile grape that gets around a bit; just like certain pop stars who shall not be named (see above).

If you like Pinot Gris/Grigio, you might also like … Grüner Veltliner, Torrontes, Alvarinho

Villa Chiopris 2014 Pinot Grigio Friuli DOC 750ml

$21.95

This wine has a straw yellow colour. Its bouquet is floral with hints of lime; on the palate it is fresh, medium-bodied with a long finish. It can be aged for three to four years. Best served chilled (but not too cold). Screw-cap closure to maintain...

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Rocca Ventosa 2016 Pinot Grigio 750ml

$18.17

From Cantino Tollo, awarded 'Best Wine Producer in Europe' by the MUNDUS VINI wine academy at their prestigious 'Great International Wine Awards' in 2010, is this authentic and fruity Italian Pinot Grigio, a fullbodied wine perfect to enjoy with fish...

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Tollo 1.0L Pinot Grigio Abruzzo

$15.57

Winemaker's Notes: Cantina Tollo’s wines are pleasant, well-made, clean offerings that represent bargains given today’s super-high wine prices. -- The Wine Advocate Cantina Tollo is located in the Italian village of Tollo in the region of...

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Tinhorn Creek 2016 Pinot Gris 750ml

$19.04

  Ratings:   91 points – John Schreiner “The wine presents in the glass with a light golden glint. The appeal continues with aromas of pear and apple mingled with citrus and spice. On the palate, there is an absolute fruit salad of...

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Poplar Grove 2016 Pinot Gris 750ml

$22.52

Tasting NotesBrilliant lemon in colour, the Pinot Gris expresses luscious aromas of honey suckle, orange blossom and stone fruits. Flavours of nectarine and apricot carry through on the first sip, while tropical essences of pineapple, guava and citrus...

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Kettle Valley 2013 Pinot Gris 750ml

$26.00

The grapes for this wine come from the vineyards of Thibault, Lerchs and Varisco in Summerland, Cole and Cossentine on the Naramata Bench, Elgert and Ganhao in Okanagan Falls, Dhaliwal in Oliver and Secord and Pereira in the Similkameen Valley. The...

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Blue Mountain 2015 Pinot Gris 750ml

$25.13

The 2015 Pinot Gris has a citrus, mandarin orange, blossom nose with rich, dense orange and lemon flavours across the palate with notes of citrus, apple and spice on the finish. The structure of the wine will allow it to age beautifully for 4-6 years...

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Sacchetto 2012 Nero Delle Venezie750ml

$19.91

This wine shows a lovely raspberry character overlaid with notes of mint and mocha. In the mouth, it is exotic with notes of spice and herbs over red currant fruit, light tannins and a gentle finish.

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Villa Marchesi 2016 Pinot Grigio 750ml

$15.56

This refreshing Pinot Grigio hails from Friuli, which is one of the best regions in Italy for growing this type of grape. Even though most of the wines are light in colour with the odd rosé, the grape itself is actually darkly-coloured...

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Deep Roots 2016 Pinot Gris 750ml

$22.52

Pear, honeydew melon, dried green herbs and blood orange zest on the nose with some peach, golden apple and hints of apple blossom. The palate is dry, medium bodied with intense flavours of pear, melon, grapefruit and nectarine with nice refreshing...

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Adelsheim 2014 Pinot Gris Willamette Valley 750ml

$36.43

Winemaker's Notes: Wine Background: Pinot gris originated in Burgundy, like the other members of the Pinot family, and has had a long history all over Europe. In recent times, versions from Alsace and northern Italy have been the best known. Oregon...

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Fort Berens 2015 Pinot Gris 750ml

$21.65

Tasting Notes: Made with a blend of Lillooet and Similkameen grapes, this Pinot Gris smells of summer with aromas of gooseberries, kiwi and Ambrosia apples. It is a full, well-rounded wine that packs a tropical fruit punch.Winemaker Notes: Fruit from...

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