Re: [wine-218] The Burning Question: The Difference Between Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris

From: user 2.
Sent on: Friday, September 16, 2011 7:47 PM
Thanks for the name "grape" in French Pinot Gris, I like italian wines and for mentioning them, I wanted to also mention that the home of Amarone which is a type of Valpolicella wine is Italy, the largest wine producing region and the amarone wines are fermented in sugar mostly and its alcohol content is 14%-16%. 
The producers are Masi, Bertani, Allefrini to mention some of them with its best years of 1990-2001.  "Amarone" comes from "amar" meaning "bitter" and "one" pronounced "oh-nay" meaning big.  The wines imported to U.S. are Bolla, Cavit, and Ecco Domani. 
Enjoy your glass a wine  ready to favor each taste as if the was your first one.  
"Wine is the richness of your choice and the renaissance of tomorrow."
Til next meetup.
Norma  Jean Valdez

From: Deeanna <[address removed]>
To: [address removed]
Sent: Friday, September 16,[masked]:55 PM
Subject: [wine-218] The Burning Question: The Difference Between Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris

Hi Wine Lovers,
I just bought a new wine book and thought I'd share a fact from it that I had wondered about.
What's the difference between Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris?
Pinot Grigio is the Italian name for the grape the French call Pinot Gris. The two countries produce very different styles of wine, and producers of the grape from around the world have adopted one name or the other to define their own style. Pinot Grigio has become synonymous with the light, refreshing style, no matter where it is made. If the label says Pinot Gris, as in Alsace, the wine will be more complex and intense, with highter alcohol and such intensity of flavor and density in the mouth that it may be too much even for Chardonnay drinkers.
So there you have it.

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