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Pinot Gris

Pinot Gris

Our Pinot Gris, or Malvoisie, comes from Austria and Switzerland. Josef Lentsch does remarkable things with the grape on its own and as part of a number of blends ranging from Auslese right through to Trockenbeernauslese. Heidi Schröck uses it in dry whites as do the Caves des Coteaux in Switzerland.

Pinot Gris, when made well, is a full-bodied wine which has a range of flavours that can go from ripe tropical fruit notes of melon and mango to some botrytis-influenced flavours. There are some excellent sweet Malvoisie wines made in Switzerland.

In the UK this grape is often overlooked or seen as an alternative to drinking Chardonnay in the summer. Please do not make that mistake. Almost as versatile as Riesling, Pinot Gris gives a wonderful opportunity to widen your wine knowledge and taste.

To prevent confusion and to preserve individuality, it was agreed that the word ‘Tokay’ could only refer to Hungarian grapes used in the making of that amazing sweet wine. So from 2007, both Tokay d’Alcase and the Tokay Pinot Gris became, straightforwardly, Pinot Gris. Yes, it is the same grape as Pinot Grigio although the two names can give a reasonable general description as to styles made with this grape, in a similar way to Syrah/Shiraz.

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  • Pinot Gris/Grauburgunder Heidi Schroeck

    Starting at: £20.80

    This is an oaky white made from Pinot Gris. This style of wine seeems to be quite popular in Burgenland and they do it very well indeed.

  • Grauburgunder "Rothuttl" Weingut Gross

    Starting at: £24.18

    Pinot Gris from Steiermark.
  • Beerenauslese Josef Lentsch

    Starting at: £15.00

    Well balanced Pinot Gris Beerenauslese.
  • Pinot Gris Josef Lentsch

    Starting at: £18.66

    One of the best oaked Pinot Gris anywhere!
  • Polymnie Séduction Or Domaine des Muses

    Starting at: £62.56

    An incredible dessert wine by our special darling Robert Taramarcaz.
  • Trockenbeerenauslese Josef Lentsch

    Starting at: £27.60

    A gorgeous TBA. A blend of Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay.

    Out of stock

  • Pinot Grigio DOC Kellerei Kurtatsch

    Starting at: £16.84

    Pinot Grigio done right
  • Pinot Gris Spätlese Josef Lentsch

    Starting at: £18.66

    A touch off-dry and soft Pinot Gris. Delicious with paté.

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