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Pinot Grigio is a light weight, dry white wine that is crafted from the Pinot Gris grape. While Pinot Gris’ is often more perfumed and fuller bodied with a touch of sweetness, Pinot Grigio is generally delicate, crisp, elegant and made for early drinking.

Pinot Gris was made famous by the wines from Alsace, in North-Eastern France. This dry, cool climate makes exotic Pinot Gris styles - rich and creamy wines that explode with spicy pear drop fruits and often with a bit of sweetness.
But the sweeter style is not to everyone’s tastes and it turns out Pinot Gris can also, if picked a little less ripe, make a beautifully attractive, dry and crisp wine. The Italians were the first to master this new style and they called in Pinot Grigio. Just like Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling, the winemaking for Pinot Grigio is all about protecting the wine’s fruit character so Pinot Grigio is almost never aged in oak. And while Pinot Gris likes cooler climates, such as Tasmania and New Zealand, Pinot Grigio can be made in most regions around Australia, and is regularly found in our Live Offers and Collective Preferred

Pinot Grigio makes pretty wines with pear and citrus fruits nicely balanced with fresh acidity. If you are looking for a crisp white, and something a little different from the usual Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio is an attractive and more elegant alternative. It is also a great food white wine for undressed salads and delicate seafood.