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.
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