Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio in Australia
The scented Pinot Gris/Grigio grape is certainly the flavour of the month in many parts of the world. It has overtaken Chardonnay in terms of total plantings in Oregon, for example, and there seem to be ever more examples made in New Zealand. The total area of Pinot Gris planted in Australia doubled last year to more than 700 hectares, 1,750 acres. During my stay in Australia last August I was impressed by how clean and fruity the best of them were – aromatic without an excess of sweetness or alcohol (although residual sugar levels were all over the place). The first Australian Pinot Gris I ever came across was...
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