The super-lux face of Pinot Grigio

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Yes, it’s true that technically Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio are the same grape. The difference now is a stylistic one, Pinot Gris providing a lot more texture and flavour than Pinot Grigio, making Pinot Gris a more indulgent option with more versatility. It’s still light and fragrant, but that weight makes it a better food wine, great for entertaining with. Traditionally Pinot Gris is from Alsace and Pinot Grigio from Italy but now the use of the terms defines that style, wherever the wines come from.

Things you should know

Top Tip: Like many aromatics Pinot Gris is being grown successfully in New Zealand, where it takes on a crisper edge for those who are put off by the softer styles from Alsace.
Specific Food Match: This is smoked salmon territory, cool and crisp enough to offset the oiliness without being too thin. Also great with cold meats and lightly spiced white meat and fish dishes.
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