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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

Ogio 2018 Pinot Grigio 750ml

$17.30

Aromas of citrus and melon lead to perfectly balanced flavours of natural citrus rich fruit with hints of honeydew melon. Dry, soft and well balanced. Perfect on its own, or with seafood salad in a citrus dressing. Winemaker's...

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Mission Hill 2020 Pinot Grigio 750ml

$14.99

Enticing bouquet of Anjou pear, guava, and kiwi. The mouthfeel is lush and crisp with white peach, apricot, and orange blossom honey flavours intermingling with candied ginger and spice for a tangy finish. This unoaked Pinot Grigio is a perfect marriage...

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Nichol 2020 Pinot Gris 750ml

$24.70

One of two pinot gris’ Nichol produces each year…Thirty-six hours on skins lend the tint and texture. Finely structured, this precise, 11-degree alcohol white carries a significant impact, through apricot fuzz, grapefruit pith, bergamot, and...

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Poplar Grove 2020 Pinot Gris 750ml

$20.99

Flood and drought plagued the valley in 2017, and smoke was a summer constant in Naramata, but after all was said and done, the fall was long and warm and the fruit ripened to perfection. The Poplar Grove Gris is always ripe and fruity with sweet...

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Poplar Grove 2019 Benchmark Pinot Gris 750ml

$22.80

This wine is made from 100% Pinot Gris grapes grown on our Naramata Bench estate vineyards. The fruit was crushed and left on the skins for four hours to extract aromatics and enhance the mouthfeel. The various parcels of juice were inoculated with three...

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Gabbiano 2018 Cavaliere d'Oro Pinot Grigio 750ml

$14.70

Delightful notes of fresh citrus, green apple, orange blossom, tropical fruit, and a floral hint. Vibrant and fresh with notes of green apple. Our Pinot Grigio pairs best with creamy mushroom pasta, roasted chicken, and mature cheeses. --Winemaker

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Blue Mountain 2019 Pinot Gris 750ml

$28.61

Thirty three year old pinot gris vines from two French clones are at the heart of this wine. Over the years, the wine has taken on more texture and complexity via the fermentation route that begins with indigenous yeast and then a mix of vessels: foudre,...

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Hester Creek 2020 Pinot Gris 750ml

$19.91

The handpicked fruit is a mix of estate gris plus a portion from two nearby longtime growers, Pascoa and Chahal, in the Oliver area. It had a long, cool, 28 day stainless steel ferment, and the wine is aged on lees in stainless for 4 months before...

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Haywire 2018 Pinot Gris 750ml

$22.30

It’s All About the Vessel. We just couldn’t resist an experiment to prove a point. This wine is made form Pinot Gris grown at Secrest Mountain Vineyard, a cool high mountain setting in Oliver.In keeping with our tradition of less is more, the...

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Tollo 1.0L Pinot Grigio Abruzzo

$15.57

Brilliant water like colour. Ripe apple and pear scents are overlaid by some rose petal notes with hints of musk ensuing. Light in body with a rounded mouthfeel, flavours of fresh pears and apples are to the fore followed by musk, light citrus and some...

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Sacchetto 2020 Pinot Grigio 750ml

$19.91

Winemaker's Notes:  Colour: Straw yellow with copper reflections. Aroma: Fine, delicate, with pleasant apricot and linden flower scents. Flavour: Full-bodied, intense and well-balanced, with typical mango hints. To be served with...

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Banfi 2017 Le Rime Pinot Grigio 750ml

$18.17

Castello Banfi began in 1978 as two Italian-American brothers, John and Harry Mariani, set off on their journey to create a modern winery in Italy. The name Banfi is from Giovanni Mariani Sr's maternal aunt Teodolinda Banfi, who grew up alongside the man...

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Cirro 2018 Pinot Gris 750ml

$23.39

This week we're excited to bring you an utterly crisp and refreshing Marlborough Pinot Gris. Winemakers David Tyney and Richard Green use their best cool climate techniques to create this delicious summer sipper. Grapes were harvested in April 2016 and...

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Smoky Bay Pinot Grigio 750ml

$12.95

Pale yellow straw color. Minerally, fruity aromas and flavors of brook stone, fresh lime, lime leaf, and kiwi with a satiny, bright, dry light body and a medium-length finish with elements of straw and marcona almond with fine tannins. A nice dry yet...

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La Stella 2020 "Vivace" Pinot Grigio 750ml

$27.74

We celebrate the fact that we make wine in a region where vintage variations play an important role. Typical growing seasons are a nightmare for commercial wineries interested in making consistent but boring wines. For us, however, it defines our...

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