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Flashcards in Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio Deck (22)
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1
Q

In what climates does Pinot Gris/Grigio like to grow?

A
  • Cool
  • Moderate
2
Q

Are Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris the same grape?

A

Yes

Pinot Grigio is the Italian name.

Pinot Gris is the French name.

3
Q

What are the 2 distinct styles of Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio?

A
  1. A simple, dry, light bodied wine with high acidity (grapes harvested early: Italian style)l
  2. A complex, fuller bodied wine with medium acidity and laden with flavor (grapes harvested later: Alsatian style).
4
Q

To help retain Pinot Gris/Grigio’s fruit flavors, in what vessel is it likely to be fermented?

A

An inert vessel, such as stainless steel.

5
Q

Light, simple styles of Pinot Grigio, like Italian Pinot Grigio, are always fermented dry or off-dry?

When are they best consumed?

A

Dry

Best consumed in their youth as their simple flavors diminish soon after bottling.

6
Q

Complex, fuller-styled Pinot Gris are sometimes fermented to off-dry. How are they made off-dry?

A

By removing the yeasts through filtration.

7
Q

When the intense, complex-styled Pinot Gris are left to age, they can develop flavors of _____.

A
  • Ginger
  • Honey
  • Candied citrus
8
Q

What are 2 appellations in northern Italy that are known for light, simple, inexpensive Pinot Grigio?

A
  1. Veneto IGT
  2. delle Venezie DOC

Both of these areas produce high volume Pinot Grigio.

9
Q

Where in Italy can you find a more structured, fruity, full-bodied style of Pinot Grigio?

A

Friuli-Venezia Giulia

10
Q

Which region in France is known for its Pinot Gris?

A

Alsace

11
Q

What is the general style of Alsatian Pinot Gris?

A

Alsatian Pinot Gris are deliciously complex and rich in style compared to Italian Pinot Grigios.

Sweetness and body can vary:

  • Dry to medium-sweet
  • Medium to full body

Fruit profile and acidity are consistent:

  • Peach
  • Mango
  • Ginger
  • Medium acidity
12
Q

What is the regional appellation of Alsace?

A

Alsace AOP/AOC

13
Q

Which Alsatian AOP covers specific vineyards?

A

Alsace Grand Cru AOP

14
Q

Alsace Grand Cru AOP vineyards are found on the sloped foothills of which mountains?

Which direction do these vineyards face?

A

Vosges Mountains

Alsace Grand Cru AOP vineyards face east/southeast

15
Q

Name 3 grapes suitable for Alsace Grand Cru AOP status.

A
  1. Riesling
  2. Pinot Gris
  3. Gewurztraminer
16
Q

What is it about the Alsace Grand Cru sites that make them different from regular Alsace AOP vineyards?

A
  • They are on steeper slopes
  • Receive more sunlight
  • Produce grapes that are riper and have fuller flavor
17
Q

What does Vendanges Tardive translate to in English?

A

Late Harvest

18
Q

Vendanges Tardives is only allowed to be used in which French region?

A

Alsace

19
Q

Vendanges Tardives indicates that the wine is going to be which:

  • bone dry
  • medium to sweet
A

Medium to sweet

20
Q

Vendanges Tardives (VT) can be used on both _____ AOP and _____ AOP wines.

A

Alsace AOP

Alsace Grand Cru AOP

21
Q

If a wine is labeled Pinot Grigio, what style do you expect it to be: Italian or Alsatian?

A

Very much Italian in style:

  • Light
  • Simple
  • High acid
  • Unoaked
22
Q

If a wine is labeled Pinot Gris, what style do you expect it to be: Italian or Alsatian?

A

Very much Alsatian in style:

  • Fuller body
  • More complex
  • Medium acidity
  • Ripe stone and tropical fruits