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

$22.52

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 2014 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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Ogio Pinot Grigio 750ml

$15.57

Winemaker's Notes: Appelation: Italy is acclaimed for its luscious food, and over the centuries its wines have been crafted with a higher acidity to perfectly accompany and complement food. Italy’s delle Venezie appellation encompasses 3...

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Adria Vini 2014 Garganega Pinot Grigio 750ml

$14.69

This blend is great alternative to the many pure Pinot Grigios out there and also a characterful wine in its own right. Garganega is a variety of white Italian wine grape widely grown in the Veneto region. It is generally richer than Pinot Grigio and...

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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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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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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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Haywire 2016 White Label Pinot Gris 750ml

$21.65

FARMERSBrad & Dave Wise, Theo Siemens OWNERSBrad & Dave Wise LOCATIONOliver, Okanagan, British Columbia VINEYARDSecrest Mountain Vineyard is a 36-acre (15 ha) vineyard situated on a flat, south-west facing bench in a high mountain setting, 487...

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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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Black Swift Screaming Frenzy 2016 Pinot Gris 750ml

$23.99

Hatched in a lovely nest in East Kelowna, located near Father Pandosy’s original vineyard site, this friar of flavour flies from the flask and into your face with classical aromas of fresh fruit, gala apple and a smidge of almond. Delivering upon...

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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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