“P” grape entries

Pinot Gris

What was long thought to be a mutation of Pinot Noir is actually a cross of Pinot Meunier and Traminer. Pinot Gris is a versatile grape that has many forms throughout France, Italy, Germany and Switzerland. A productive varietal with a rainbow of skin hues, Pinot Gris is known for a wide range of styles that swing from crisp and dry to fruity and spicy to rich and sweet. Pinot Gris is known for a combination of stone fruits, cream and a pervasive spiciness that can be wonderful if yields are kept in check.

The best examples of Pinot Gris come from the Alsace region in northern france. Often it is known here as Tokay though there is no relation to the great wine of Hungary by a similar name. Alsatian Pinot Gris tends towards soft and spicy with lots of fruit and sometimes residual sugar. In Italy as Pinot Grigio it is fresh and crisp. Known as Malvoisie in the Loire and Switzerland, and Pinot Beurot in Burgundy where in the past it grew next to Pinot Noir and was used to add acidity and fruitiness. Also prevalent in Germany and Austria as Grauburgunder, as well as in Hungary, Slovenia and the former Soviet Union.

Grape Color


Wines (25)

Léon Beyer Alsace Pinot Gris 2015 Alsace White
Domaine Bott-Geyl Alsace 2011 Alsace White
The Eyrie Vineyards Pinot Gris Dundee Hills 2007 Dundee Hills White
Carabella Pinot Gris Chehalem Mountains 10th Anniversary 2007 Chehalem Mountains Red
Benton Lane Pinot Gris Willamette Valley 2007 Willamette Valley White
Winexpert Estate Yakima Valley Pinot Gris 2008 Yakima Valley White
Winexpert Island Mist Pinot Gris California Dessert
Au Bon Climat Hildegard Santa Maria Valley 2003 Santa Maria Valley White
au bon climat Pinot Gris Santa Barbara County 2005 Santa Barbara County White
Dobbes Family Estates Pinot Gris Willamette Valley 2006 Willamette Valley White
Pike and Joyce Pinot Gris Adelaide Hills 2006 Adelaide Hills White
Mader Alsace Pinot Gris 2004 Alsace White
Handley Cellars Pinot Gris Anderson Valley 2006 Anderson Valley White
Marcel Deiss Pinot Gris Alsace Beblenheim 2003 Alsace Red
Daedalus Cellars Pinot Gris Willamette Valley 2006 Willamette Valley White
Cristom Vineyards Estate Pinot Gris Eola-Amity Hills 2006 Eola-Amity Hills White
Chateau Ste. Michelle Pinot Gris Columbia Valley 2005 Columbia Valley White
Ancien Los Carneros Pinot Gris 2005 Los Carneros White
Willamette Valley Vineyards Oregon Pinot Gris 2005 Oregon White
Bergström Pinot Gris Willamette Valley 2004 Willamette Valley White
Morgan Pinot Gris Santa Lucia Highlands R&D Franscioni Vineyard 2004 Santa Lucia Highlands White
Bethel Heights Vineyard Oregon Pinot Gris 2003 Oregon White
Foris Vineyards Pinot Gris 2002 Rogue Valley White
A to Z Oregon Pinot Gris 2003 Oregon White
Heron Hill Eclipse White 2002 Finger Lakes White