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Pinot Grigio

The Grape

Although many believe that Pinot Grigio originated in Italy, it was actually born, like most popular grapes of the world, in France where it is known as Pinot Gris. Now, Pinot Grigio or Pinot Gris can be found in most wine regions around the world. Grigio means grey in Italian because this wine produces a grayish-blue fruit and is typically darker in comparison to grapes used to produce other white wine varieties.

The Wines

While Pinot Grigio is seemingly everybody’s default for a glass of dry white wine, it is actually an intricate grape with a variety of styles. Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris are interchangeable, but Pinot Gris on the label will often imply a fruity French style while Pinot Grigio suggests a drier Italian style. Most Italian Pinot Grigios are light-bodied and neutral, with notes of citrus, pear and mineral flavours, and a medium acidity. Pinot Gris offers a much rounder body, with fruitier back notes of apple, pear and peach.

The Occasions

Pinot Grigio is a zesty white wine that is refreshing on a hot summer’s day. It’s the perfect wine to serve at an outdoor celebration or a mid-day barbeque. A Pinot Grigio compliments everybody’s palate, and can be served throughout the year on almost any occasion.

 
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Varietal/Style
Region/Style
Profile

Different types of winemaking practices can affect the outcome of your wine. The chart below is a guideline for how we describe the profiles of our finished wines. Refer to tasting notes for each wine’s profile.

OAK BODY SWEETNESS
U - UNOAKED
L - LIGHT
M - MEDIUM
H - HEAVY
L - LIGHT
M - MEDIUM
F - FULL
D - DRY
O - OFF-DRY
S - SWEET
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En Primeur Winery Series
Pinot Grigio
Italy
D | U | L
Varietal/Style: Merlot
Profile: |D | U | L
Italy Pinot Grigio
Weeks 8
Varietal Pinot Grigio
Sweetness Dry
Oak Unoaked
Body Light
Labels Included Yes
Wine Kit Instructions (PDF)

pinot-grigio Italy Pinot Grigio

Opens with citrus, floral and pear notes. Hints of citrus and green apple on the finish. The palate is elevated with its perfect harmony of fruit and crisp acidity.

Food Pairings

Tastes great with grilled halibut, buttery shrimp, or a light crab salad.

Cru Select
Pinot Grigio
Italy
D | U | L
Varietal/Style: Merlot
Profile: |D | U | L
Italy Style Pinot Grigio
Weeks 6
Varietal Pinot Grigio
Sweetness Dry
Oak Unoaked
Body Light
Labels Included Yes
Wine Kit Instructions (PDF)

pinot-grigio Italy Style Pinot Grigio

Made in an Italian style, the bouquet reveals bright citrus and green apple aromas with honeydew tones; an exquisite balance of citrus and acidity.

Food Pairings

Excellent with light seafood dishes such as garlic and lemon shrimp or fresh crab salad.

Cru International
Pinot Grigio
Italy
D | U | L
Varietal/Style: Merlot
Profile: |D | U | L
Italy Pinot Grigio Style
Weeks 5
Varietal Pinot Grigio
Sweetness Dry
Oak Unoaked
Body Light
Labels Included No
Wine Kit Instructions (PDF)

pinot-grigio Italy Pinot Grigio Style

An enticing deep apple and grapefruit bouquet with apple and citrus notes that follow through to the palate and linger with a dry finish. This Pinot Grigio is made in the true northern Italian style.

Food Pairings

Pairs well with Creole shrimp or Italian orzo risotto.

Heritage Estates
Pinot Grigio
 
D | U | L
Varietal/Style: Merlot
Profile: |D | U | L
Pinot Grigio Style
Weeks 4
Varietal Pinot Grigio
Sweetness Dry
Oak Unoaked
Body Light
Labels Included No
Wine Kit Instructions (PDF)

pinot-grigio Pinot Grigio Style

A typical dry Pinot Grigio style, this wine boasts aromas of tart green apple with crisp citrus and honey flavours.

Food Pairings

Pair with grilled seafood or Asian strirfry.