The Pinot Gris variety is of origin from Burgundy where they call it Pinot Beurot. It is a mutation of  Pinot Noir . It is used for the elaboration of late harvests and selection of “noble grains”.

1- Pinot Gris viticulture

It has been planted in  Alsace  for a long time and was called Tokay Pinot Gris until 2007.

Denominations (AOC) in France: 

Pinot Gris (Alsace) and Côteaux d’Ancenis (Nantes)

2- Synonyms

This variety is known by several names:

Auxerrois Gris, Pinot Gris, Grauclevner, Grauer Mönch, malvoisie, petit gris, pinot Beurot, uva  Pinot Grigio , red Burgundy, ruländer, Speyrer, tokay d’Alsace, Viliboner …

3- Characteristics of the strains

Racimos of Pinot Grigio:

  • Small to very small , clearly cylindrical, winged, with clearly differentiated first branching and many times long pedunculated.
  • Compact, homogeneous grains.
  • With a long peduncle and little lignification.

Pinot grigio grapes:

The berries are:

  • Small with a circular section and a slightly elliptical profile.
  • With thick skin of gray-pinkish-brown color, with a lot of bloom.
  • Compact, juicy and very aromatic pulp.

Cepas of pinot gris:

  1. – The strains are of medium low vigor.
  2. – The bearing is erect.
  3. – From mid-late to late sprouting or overflowing and maturation.
  4. – It is not very productive.
  5. – It is resistant to winter frost.
  6. – Resists cold well, even spring frosts.

4- Ampelographic description of the variety Pinot Gris or Pinot Grigio:

  • Sums ranging from cottony white to off-white plush.
  • Plush young leaves, then woven, to finish completely smooth.
  • The adult leaves are whole or with 3 lobes.
  • Narrow lyre-shaped foliar sinuses.
  • Medium pigmentation in the nerves.
  • Berries slightly elongated.

5- Adaptación to the medium Vitivinicola of the pinot grigio:

  • Little resistance to active limestone.
  • Sensitive to drought.
  • Very sensitive to botrytis.
  • Very sensitive to gray and acid rot.
  • Sensible al black-rot.
  • Little sensitive to excoriation.
  • Sensitive to drying of the spine.
  • Sensitive to mites.
  • Sensitive to leafhoppers.
  • Sensitive to cluster moth.

6- Enology and tasting of pinot gris wine:

Wine base of excellent aromaticity, but not very intense in color, very soft.

The tasting of their wines:

– In sight:  layer of intense yellow to golden color, or even amber.

– On the nose:  Not very intense, numerous aromas: mushrooms, apricot, honey, gingerbread, undergrowth.

– In the mouth:  Very balanced, round, smooth and fresh.

Profile and characteristics of the wines from Pinot Grigio:

They are wines of great aromatic complexity, which perfectly substitute red wines with most dishes.

7- Pairing

The pinot gris or grigio can be combined with the following foods: Mushrooms, foie gras, game, pork, kidneys, risottos, roasts, veal, poultry in sauce.

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