Pinot Gris originates from Burgundy, a region located in central-eastern France, but is now considered an international grape variety. It has also spread to Italy, where cultivation has spread to Friuli - Venezia Giulia , Lombardy , Veneto and Trentino-Alto Adige .
What kind of wine is Pinot Gris
Pinot Gris is a grape variety originating from a mutation of Pinot Noir . Its berry is gray in colour , i.e. its skin naturally has a coppery colour , however in most cases the wines are vinified in white.
On the nose, Pinot Gris is fruity , floral , mineral and herbaceous , with aromas of apple, pear, apple, pineapple and peach, plum, lemon, banana, lychee, apricot and grapefruit. On the palate it is dry , sapid , with good structure and softness , balanced by freshness (acidity).
What does Pinot Gris go with?
Pinot Gris must be oxygenated in a decanter or in a simple carafe half an hour before serving. It should be tasted at a service temperature of around 8-10°C, in sufficiently large glasses. Pinot Gris is a very versatile wine. It is excellent as an aperitif , but can also accompany fish -based dishes, white meats , appetizers and young cheeses, such as soft goat cheeses.