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 2016 Pinot Grigio Friuli DOC 750ml

$24.26

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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Poplar Grove 2017 Pinot Gris 750ml

$22.52

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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Blue Mountain 2017 Pinot Gris 750ml

$24.99

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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Kettle Valley 2017 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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Cirro 2016 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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Haywire 2017 Pinot Gris 750ml

$24.26

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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Blue Grouse 2016/2017 Estate Pinot Gris 750ml

$26.00

Among the oldest Pinot Gris vines in BC, from one of the first vineyards on Vancouver Island, this vintage with its touch of malolactic fermentation boasts aromas of toffee, coconut and honey with a medium-long finish and fresh acidity. Great with...

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Sokol Blosser 2014 Pinot Gris 750ml

$33.83

The 2014 Willamette Valley Pinot Gris spent three months on the lees in stainless steel vat. It has an attractive nose of honeysuckle and beeswax aromas, quite phenolic in style. The palate is clean and fresh on the entry with a fine line of acidity,...

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