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Lindemans Bin 85 Pinot Grigio 2012
Lindemans Bin 85 Pinot Grigio 2012

Australia

Alcohol: 12.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2012‐2014

Splendid Salad Wine

 

LCBO: 668947  Check Stock

BC: 220459  Check Stock

ANBL: 600045  Check Stock

NSLC: 1002233

Alberta: 715178

Nals Margreid Pinot Grigio 2017
Nals Margreid Pinot Grigio 2017

S├╝dtirol-Alto Adige D.O.C., Italy

Alcohol: 13%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2019‐2020

Sensational Shellfish Wine

 

LCBO: 17365  1,714 in stock

Dal Cero Pinot Grigio 2013
Dal Cero Pinot Grigio 2013

Veneto I.G.T., Italy

Alcohol: 12.5%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2013‐2016

Venerated Vegetarian Wine

 

LCBO: 672401  Check Stock

Zonte's Footstep Shades Of Gris Pinot Grigio 2019
Zonte's Footstep Shades Of Gris Pinot Grigio 2019

Adelaide Hills, South Australia, Australia

Alcohol: 13.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2021‐2022

Sensational Shellfish Wine

 

LCBO: 17645  Check Stock

Woodbridge Winery Pinot Grigio 2015
Woodbridge Winery Pinot Grigio 2015

Lodi, California, United States

Alcohol: 12%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2015‐2017

 

LCBO: 523431  Check Stock

BC: 197186  Check Stock

SAQ: 11133167  Check Stock

ANBL: 600192  Check Stock

NSLC: 1001314


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Pinot Grigio

Pinot Gris, called Pinot Grigio in Italy, is a white variant-clone of the red grape Pinot Noir. The Italian region of Friuli produces the best Pinot Grigio in a crisp, refreshing style. Other Italian regions produce it too but it can be over-cropped and taste insipid.

Benchmark Pinot Gris is best known from Alsace, France, where it’s known as Tokay d'Alsace (unrelated to Hungarian Tokay), and produces a full-bodied wine. In Oregon, vintners are shifting away from Chardonnay to produce a lively style of Pinot Gris.

Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio have delicate floral and citrus aromas such as lemon, lime, pear, melon and green apple. When oaked, they have notes of vanilla, almond, toast and smoke. Depending on how they’re made, they can be light- to medium-bodied with a tangy acidity or be more full-bodied with a rich, voluptuous texture.

They’re usually made in a bone-dry style, unoaked and unblended. The wine generally has a light straw color that may have a pink or salmon tinge. Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio make terrific aperitifs before a meal.

Pinot Gris, called Pinot Grigio in Italy, is a white variant-clone of the red grape Pinot Noir. The Italian region of Friuli produces the best Pinot Grigio in a crisp, refreshing style. Other Italian regions produce it too but it can be over-cropped and taste insipid.

Benchmark Pinot Gris is best known from Alsace, France, where it’s known as Tokay d'Alsace (unrelated to Hungarian Tokay), and produces a full-bodied wine. In Oregon, vintners are shifting away from Chardonnay to produce a lively style of Pinot Gris.

Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio have delicate floral and citrus aromas such as lemon, lime, pear, melon and green apple. When oaked, they have notes of vanilla, almond, toast and smoke. Depending on how they’re made, they can be light- to medium-bodied with a tangy acidity or be more full-bodied with a rich, voluptuous texture.

They’re usually made in a bone-dry style, unoaked and unblended. The wine generally has a light straw color that may have a pink or salmon tinge. Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio make terrific aperitifs before a meal.

Pair them with potato salad, liver paté, cheese, poultry, quiche, risotto with mushrooms, pizza, pork, shellfish, smoked fish, breaded veal cutlets.

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