Firstly a big thank you to Narelle King the lead winemaker and owner of Tar & Roses and Modern Currency for sending this sample my way. This 2019 Pinot Grigio is made here in Victoria and I thought it’d be a nice accompaniment to pizza night.
This White Stripes 2018 Pinot Grigio from Victoria’s King Valley is the perfect white Christmas tipple 😉 A big thanks to Good Pair Days for my recent 3-bottle sample pack which included this beauty in.
No, they are the same grape variety A winemaker chooses to call their Pinot G one or the other based on the style of wine they’re producing. Gris is based on the French Alsace style which is typically richer and riper while Grigio is based on the lighter and crisp & clean Italian style.
Do you know the difference between Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris? It’s like Shiraz and Syrah. They are both made from the same grape variety however the producer decides to choose either Pinot Grigio or Pinot Gris based on the style they are making. The Italian version (Grigio) is a light and crisp style, while the French version (Gris) tends to be more full-bodied and richer. Both Grigio and Gris mean ‘grey’ because the grapes on the vine tend to be a greyish-blue/pink colour. So there you go 🙂 Continue reading →