To understand Pinot Gris or Grigio, you must know a little about Pinot Noir. Pinot Noir is notoriously degenerate, peddling ‘sports’
of fruit of varying hues as well as canopies that are very straight
up and down to frustratingly wild and untidy.
In a Pinot Noir vineyard you might find one shoot with one bunch that is Pinot Gris, perhaps only the tail or shoulder of the bunch. This may not sound like much, but over the centuries Europe has discovered and cloned these ‘sports’. These sports have provided the array of clones Pinot Noir makers use to build complexity.
These sports are where Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris began.
This diaspora is French Pinot Gris, Italian Pinot Grigio, German Rulander or Grauburgunder and more. Thus, Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio wines are made from the
The Mornington Peninsula is unique in the world, acclaimed as a premium region for both Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. The landscape of close, intimate valleys and ocean influence causes variations in aspect and microclimate allowing a rich collection of expressions.