Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio are the same grape and the names can be used interchangeably, but each term identifies a certain style. Pinot Gris is a French style that is weightier, sweeter and has ripe fruit flavours. Pinot Gris may spend some time in oak barrels, or have contact with lees - resulting in creamier mouthfeel. When we think of Pinot Grigio, we think: crisp, dry, fresh, zesty and sometimes, mineral. Pinot Grigio is primarily aged in stainless steel tanks, this Italian version is very light and refreshing. Did you know that Sicily actually has more vineyards than any other Italian wine region? Most of the grapes grown on the Italian island are harvested for Marsala, Italy's fortified wine. The Baglio di Stefano Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Grigio are exclusive offerings from WineCollective. Only 56 cases of each were imported into Canada and WineCollective members are the only ones to receive it! Enjoy this year, chilled well to 6C.
Very soft, pale yellow with glimmering green reflections.
Soft and delicate, apples, melon and limes. There is no obvious strong or unique individual flavours that jump out. Pinot Grigio is great at being pleasing without being obnoxious. We are struggling to find blanched almonds, which can be a giveaway for Italian PG.
Dry and crisp, showcasing fresh picked Granny smith apples, green grapes and shaved lime zest. Pinot Grigio is typically lighter bodied, as is this one, but there is an appealing feathery weight that sits lightly on your tongue. The finish is clean and simple, with just the remnants of melon and slick minerality.
We think 'raw' and 'fresh' when we think PG. Crab salad, shrimp cocktail, or a crispy veggie plate.
Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Viognier
Napa Valley, California
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