Pinot Gris

A paler mutation from Pinot Noir, originating in Burgundy where it is still theoretically allowable but rarely seen. Perhaps most notable in Alsace where it was, for many years, known as Tokay (or Tokay d’Alsace) in an plagiaristic allusion to Hungarian Tokaji with which it has precisely nothing in common. Here it can be rich and enveloping, quite hedonistic. It most famously thrives in Italy (with many copy cat wines from Eastern Europe) as Pinot Grigio, occasionally quite pleasant but, when mass produced, sound if instantly forgettable. The Antipodeans have had some recent success with slightly more citrussy Pinot Gris which are worth trying especially for those a bit Sauvignoned out.

Advice for the MiP*less

By on 07/08/2014

All gone. We shipped more than ever before but still the MiP* has outsold demand. There's not a bottle to be had in the land. The winery is dry. We're MiP*ped out. What to do? Wait for the next vintage, one supposes, but you may develop a thirst before next Spring and the sun hasn't finished shining yet.

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