Pinot Grigio

Pinot Grigio is a wine with several faces, and this distinguishes it in the palette of other white sorts. Its characteristics, such as the colour that is more intense than most other white wines (yellow-green or yellowish with slight rosy shades) with a high extract with plenty of glycerine make it, among other things, a more suitable media for a relatively new niche in the world of wines, known under the name of orange wine. Its country of origin, just like of other pinots, is Burgundy. In the 14th century they were transported to Austria by the Cistercian monks who were also called “grey monks“ because of the grey habits they wore. This is possibly an additional anecdotal -poetic reason why the word “grey“ is found in its name. In addition, pinot is, thanks to its “non-white properties“, a wine that, according to the vinification method, can age for long periods of time, up to ten years. Its protean prevalence makes it especially interesting because is there anything more beautiful than a wine that will never let you down with its quality, but will also pleasantly surprise you with its universal richness once you open it and pour it into a glass – it’s simply a rhapsody! Blending of two or more senses, the experience of fragrant colours and coloured fragrances will confirm this wine’s ‘symbolic’ status that was surely enjoyed by the French symbolists confirming the basic idea –we could call it a synesthetic view from the end of the 19th century – from the Baudelaire’s Correspondences:
There are perfumes fresh like the skin of infants; / Sweet like oboes, green like prairies, – and others corrupted, rich and triumphant.

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