Flashcards in Pinot Grigio/Gris Deck (15)
Describe Pinot Grigio.
pale, dry, high acidity, fresh green and citrus flavour. They have a short finish and a generally and acceptable to good quality
Describe Pinot Gris
medium to pronounced colour, off dry to medium sweet, medium acidity, full bodied, pronounced lemon and stonefruit (peach), tropical fruit (mango, banana)
How is the Pinot Grigio style made?
From high yielding grapes that are harvest early to retain acidity
How is the Pinot Gris style made?
From controlled yields and fully ripened fruit
How to Pinot Gris style grapes compare to Pinot Grigio grape styles when discussing sugar levels, acidity and complexity of flavour?
Higher in sugar, lower in acid and more complex
What climates is Pinot Grigio/Gris grown in?
cool, moderate and warm
How early are the grapes harvested for each style? Why?
Early for Pinot Grigio to retain acidity, later for Pinot Gris to concentrate sugar and flavour
What fermentation vessel types are generally used? Why?
Inert, to retain fruit flavour
Is Pinot Gris/Grigio used in blends?
What does bottle aging give to Pinot Gris/Grigio wine? What characteristics are necessary for the wine to age successfully?
Honey and Ginger notes. The wine must be very concentrated.
Where is Pinot Grigio commonly produced? What are they labelled as? What are the wines like? What is the quality?
The Veneto region, dell Venezie DOC or Veneto IGT. Simple, unoaked short finish, acceptable to good
What is Friuli-Venezia Giulia Pinot Grigio like?
Complex and fuller bodied
When do they pick Pinot Gris grapes in Alsace? What are the grapes like?
Later the in the season
Describe Alsace Pinot Gris. Where do the best wines come from?
dry to medium, medium to full body, peach, mango, ginger. Develop honey in the bottle.
Grand Cru vineyards