Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio

Is it just me, or is this humble grape finally shedding its reputation as the safest of safe white wine choices. These days, there are of course plenty of “safe” examples, but in the right hands these wines have plenty to offer with rich fruits, a little extra zip of acids and minerality. Dare I say…terroir? Our Best in Class this year comes from Italy, in fact, the L’Ora won the category last year too, but surprisingly, our winners this year span the wine making globe. Time to give pinot gris a little extra love…. Tom Firth

BEST IN CLASS

L’Ora 2016 Pinot Grigio
Alto Adige, Italy
$16-18 CSPC 786344 (2017)

 

 

 

 

 

TOP VALUE

Prospect 2017 Pinot Grigio Ogopogo’s Lair
Okanagan Valley, British Columbia
$14-16 CPSC 307082

 

 

 

 

 

JUDGES SELECTION

Smoking Loon 2016 Pinot Grigio
California, United States
$14-16 CSPC 797633

 

 

 

 

 

Santa Margherita 2017 Pinot Grigio
Alto Adige, Italy
$18-20 CSPC 282434 (2017)

 

 

 

 

 

Hillside 2017 Reserve Pinot Gris
Okanagan Valley, British Ccolumbia
$25-28 CSPC 536219

 

 

 

 

 

Adorada 2017 Pinot Gris
Mendocino County, United States
$18-21 CSPC 804565

 

 

 

 

 

Tiki Estate 2017 Marlborough Pinot Gris
Marlborough, New Zealand
$19-22 CSPC 794055

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