Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Thursday, March 16 2017

Top 10 : BC Pinot Gris

By: Treve Ring & Anthony Gismondi
A rainbow of BC pinot gris to welcome spring

You say grigio, I say gris.

You think thin and crisp and I think full and rich. And that's just within BC. Poor BCPG. If any grape can claim identity crisis, it’s pinot gris. 

A white mutation clone of the black pinot noir, gris' skin colour varies wildly, sometimes even within the same bunch. Gris, French for grey, references the typical greyish-blue fruit, though the grape can also range from a tanned pink to plummy black and even very pale rose. In the glass, pinot gris also varies in hue, from palest yellow to deep golden to blushing salmon, and its skins and pigment are often appreciated in orange wine.

Here are a rainbow of top, fresh, local pinot gris we've tasted over the past year, ideal to drink with the return of spring. 


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Treve Ring & Anthony Gismondi
Treve Ring & Anthony Gismondi

Every week Treve Ring and Anthony Gismondi collaborate on our Top Ten list, released on Thursday morning, often with a timely theme. If you count carefully the list will more than likely exceed ten names but only because we believe if any wine is tied by a score that makes our list it should be included. We know many of you are wine savvy and can do your own sleuthing to locate our weekly picks but for those who asked: BCLS means it is sold in government retail stores; when we say private wine shops we mean it could be in any private wine shop or liquor retail store (LRS); winery direct means check with the winery online. If it’s not sold in BC we usually try and give you a suggested retail price. Prices change hourly in BC – the price we post is what we are given at publication.