Pinot Gris or Pinot Grigio???
There is a lot of confusion around Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio - which is correct?
Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio, two wines, same grape variety, different styles.
The different names are thanks to the two countries in which it originated: France and Italy (gris and grigio translate to ‘grey’ in French and Italian respectively).
This greyish-purple grape is born out of the colourful pinot family (think pinot noir and pinot blanc).
The common aroma and flavour descriptors of both styles include apple, pear, strawberry, honey, hay and bread.
Pinot Gris is light bodied with higher natural acidity and a focus on fruit flavours.
Food Pairing: fish and shellfish are classic matches, as are semi-soft to firm cheeses like gruyere, washed rind and Grana Padano. White meats such as chicken, turkey & pork and you could pair it with richer dishes with creamy sauces, eg Creamy Smoked Salmon Pasta.
Try Molly's Cradle Pinot Gris from the cool-climate region of Hilltops in NSW.