Ask Sid: Red Pinot Gris?

September 14th, 2016
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Ask Sid: Red Pinot Gris?
By Jeff Kubina (Flickr: Asti Ristorante) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Question: Recently tried a Pinot Gris with lots of reddish colour. What is going on?

Answer: Yes Pinot Gris (and Pinot Grigio) is usually white. However we are seeing more produced now with a pink tinge or looking like a rose from skin contact. One I enjoyed recently was the Nichol Vineyard Pinot Gris using 100% Naramata grown fruit in BC. It has a salmon berry look from being gently crushed and then spending 36 months on the skins to obtain more colour before the fermentation. Enjoy.

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September 14th, 2016

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