State store pick of the week
Willamette Valley Vineyards Pinot Gris
PLCB Item No. 3347
White wine made from this red-skinned grape comes in two styles. We are most familiar with it under its Italian identity pinot grigio, where it is typically light-bodied and very neutral in flavor because it is harvested early. When winemakers use its French name pinot gris, they are typically signaling that the wine is inspired more by the opulent style of Alsace pinot gris, where the same grape is ripened longer and develops both richer texture and more peachy fruit flavor. Oregon has taken a shine to this cousin of pinot noir and makes delightful versions like this one, perfect for everything from simple roasted chicken to pork chops with applesauce.