10 Top Pinot Gris Producers

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Duck Pond Pinot Gris $13

Very few producers can compete with the value version of Pinot Grigio from Italy, though most that do can only manage a modicum of flavor and interest from their grapes. Surprisingly, Oregon is doing a fine job of challenging the big boys at these price points.

Duck Pond produces a very nice Pinot Grigio-style Pinot Gris in Oregon for only $13 or so. It’s a light wine that is given some added textural and aromatic complexity through skin contact before fermentation. It’s a lovely little wine that is interesting while being fresh. This is worth trying and will show what artisanal production can do to an otherwise simple wine.

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  • Snooth User: SM
    1097030 218

    Hi GDP

    As always your articles are informative and interesting, as it is always good to showcase different interpretations of varietals and how terroir, wine making style and local conditions influence the finished product.

    However I noticed a lack of any reference or mention of Central European Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio as now in Austria, Germany and Hungary there are wineries and vineyards producing outstanding Pinot Gris wines. Yes they are different than Alsace and Alto Adige, but they are well made, fruit driven and offer quality for a reasonable price.

    Cheers!

    S.M.

    Aug 24, 2012 at 9:43 AM


  • Snooth User: Mark Buckley
    Hand of Snooth
    1116026 66

    Surprised King Estate isn't mentioned.

    Aug 29, 2012 at 3:34 PM


  • Yeah, King Estate makes excellent Pinot Gris!

    Aug 30, 2012 at 12:49 PM


  • excellent

    Aug 20, 2013 at 4:38 AM


  • Snooth User: EmmaJansen
    1339600 34

    excellent

    Sep 07, 2013 at 1:02 AM


  • it's nice

    Sep 08, 2013 at 4:19 PM


  • Snooth User: cglaw2013
    1341096 33

    outstanding

    Sep 11, 2013 at 4:17 AM


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