Gris or Grigio?

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Life at Pop Up Wine Singapore is tough.  We have to taste inordinate amounts of excellent wine.  We have to travel the world visiting spectacularly remote – and often very beautiful – vineyards.  And we have to choose between Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio … or do we…

pinot-gris_2 Pinot Gris

Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio are the same grape, a mutation of the Pinot Noir grape which caused its red pigment to become inactive.  The grape is white with a grey-brown skin – hence the name Gris, the French word for the colour grey.  The grape is known as Grauburgunder in Germany and Austria – “grey from Burgundy”.

Pinot Gris originated in France, on the western side of the Alps, but it thrived across the border in Italy where it is known as Pinot Grigio.

Italian Pinot Grigio is typically light, crisp and fresh with aromas of lemon, green apples and…

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