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Pinot Gris

Wines made from the Pinot gris vary greatly and are dependent on the region and wine making style they are from. Alsatian Pinot Gris are medium to full bodied wines with a rich, somewhat floral bouquet. They tend to be spicy in comparisons with other Pinot Gris. German Pinot Gris is more full-bodied with a balance of acidity and slight sweetness. In Oregon the wines are medium bodied with a yellow to copper-pink color and aromas of pear, apple, and/or melon. In California, Pinot Gris is more light bodied with a crisp, refreshing taste with some pepper and arugula notes. Pinot Gris is known as Pinot Grigio in Italy.