Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris

What's the difference?

Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris are the exact same grape varietal. However, the grapes are only referred to as Pinot Grigio in Italy.

There are 3 main areas these grapes are gown. The area influences the style. 

  • Italy: Pinot Grigio is typically lighter-bodied, crisp, and fresh. It shows notes of lemons, has floral aromas and a touch of spice. Alto Adige, in Northern Italy, is considered the best area in Italy for Pinot Grigio. They tend to have more minerality and depth.

  • Alsace, France: Pinot Gris wines from Alsace are more full-bodied, richer, spicier, and more viscous in texture. They also tend to have greater cellaring and ageing potential.

  • Oregon, United States: Oregon Pinot Gris is the new(er) kid on the block. The Oregon style often combines the richness and texture of Alsace with the more vibrant fruitiness of Italy.


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