Pinot Gris is a white wine with many alternative names depending on the region of the world. For example, it's known as Pinot Grigio in Italy, Ruländer in Germany and in France it has eight different names including Tokay d'Alsace.
Despite being a recent arrival to Australia, our Pinot Gris has developed a strong following worldwide. Pinot Gris thrives in the cooler climates of the Adelaide Hills, Mornington Peninsula, Yarra Valley and Tasmania.
Made in the traditional style, Pinot Gris is typically a dry, sweet white wine. The flavour and aroma of Pinot Gris can vary a great deal depending upon the region it's grown and the vinification techniques used. It can range from a light bodied wine with a delicate fragrance and a hint of citrus, to a more full bodied style with a hint of sweet spiciness.
A fresh style Pinot Gris is excellent when partnered with oysters, shellfish, white fish and garden salads. A richer Pinot Gris is better suited to oily fish like salmon or white meats such as chicken.