Thought to be a relative of Pinot Noir, the fruit is greyish-blue in colour which is where the names comes from Gris is French for Gray, though you can see it in most shades from brownish-pink to black.

The Pinot is French for pine cone as the grapes grow in small pine cone like clusters. A further relative is Pinot Gris is the Italian Pinot Grigio.

Chardonnay Grape

World Regions:  Italy, USA (Oregon) Australia (Tasmania)

Glass: Tall narrower white, aromas directly to nose

Storage Temperature: 10-16 degrees

Serving Temperature: 7-8 degrees


Flavour Characteristics: Dry full fruit, Pear, Apple, Peach, Apricot, Lemon

Acid Level: Medium-High


Food Match: Seafood, Prawns and Pasta

Sauce:  Light Creamy Sauce, Caper Butter, Salsa Verde

Herb Match: Basil, Thyme, Fennel

Dessert: Poached Apples, Peaches and Cream

Cheese: Soft Rich


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