Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio: Crisp to Complex
Swirl and taste: Pear, lemon (sometimes leaning toward lemongrass), melon, and sweet spice flavors often come with a flinty edge―imagine wet stones.
• Richer fish―tuna, salmon
• Fresh herbs
• Simple but rich sauces
• Mild Asian dishes
• Coconut milk–based curries
• Some cheeses―Grùyére
Find your style: In Italy, Pinot Grigio is usually crisp, light, and steely, with great acidity; in France, Pinot Gris (the same grape) is made into a richer, rounder, more complex wine.
U.S. winemakers make it both ways, and generally name it for the style they’re shooting for.
Perfect Recipe pairings
For Pinot Gris
• Capt’n Bobino’s Fisherman-style Crab
• Pan-Roasted Fish with Thai Curry Sauce
• Warm Chicken BLT Salad
• Ultimate Mac ‘n’ Cheese
• Oven-Baked Salmon with Picholine Olive Sauce
For Pinot Grigio
• Halibut Tostadas with Yogurt-Lime Sauce
• Cracked Crab Vinaigrette
• Crab and Smoked Trout Cakes with Herb Salad
• Shrimp and Scallop Ceviche Salad