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Pairing Chocolate and Pinot Gris

Similar to Pinot Grigio

There are subtle differences between Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio, although is produced across the world. Major regions where Pinot Gris are grown include Alsace (France), Australia, Italy, Ukraine, Chile, California, Oregon and Washington State.

Pinot Gris is a medium bodied and acidity wine with mid-level acidity, yellow to copper-pink in color with a floral bouquet of melon, Asian pear or apple. Most often it is immediately available after bottling because very few Pinot Gris productions improve with age, with exception of the Alsacian Pinot Gris.

Pinot Gris pairs well with harder, stronger cheeses such as parmesan, asiago pasta dishes, as well as white meats including pork chops, chicken dishes. Pinot Gris pairs best with zesty dark chocolate, particularly semisweet chocolate with orange. Orange zest and the medium-bodied wine pairs well, enhancing both flavor profiles.

Shop our suggested selections below, with a four-piece pre-made selection, as well as a "build your own tasting flight" option to host your own chocolate and wine pairing. Please keep in mind, all pairings are subjective person-to-person, and these are mere suggestions to help get you started to find your favorite pairings. We also have posted a wine aroma wheel so your guests can use it as a guideline to discuss what flavor notes/aromas they are noticing with each pairing. Want to share your initial thoughts or your favorite pairings? Let us know here! Want to share your thoughts? Our Discussion forum is live in Spring 2020!

Download WWC's Wine & Chocolate pairing notes template for hosting your own tasting party

View an Example of our Tasting Sheet (Post Pairing)

Download a Wine Aroma Flavor Wheel

Pinot Gris & Chocolate Pairing Selection

Four chocolate bars to pair with Pinot Gris.

Build-Your-Own Pinot Gris & Chocolate Pairing Selection

Mix-and-Match our chocolate bar suggestions to build your own pairing flight.

How To Host a Pairing Party

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