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Pinot Grigio to Pinot Gris: Italy, France and Oregon

Monday, July 7th, 2008

Pinot Gris grapesThe summer months have come upon us and hopefully you, like I, have ventured into the realm of light white wines, namely or Pinot Gris (same grape, French style). In Italian is light and crisp notably different from the creamier minerality and fruitier nature of Pinot Gris in France and Oregon. Alsatian Pinot Gris has a heavier viscosity like that of a Riesling, as Alsace borders Germany and at one point was part of the German Republic. Last week I had the opportunity to drink Villa Dugo , O’Reilley Pinot Gris (a Oregon Pinot Gris done in the French style) and Cleebourg’s Alsatian Pinot Gris, all great yet different examples of this light white varietal.

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