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10 Top Pinot Gris Producers

A top 10 of pinot gris producers that you've got to try

 


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Mezzacorona $8

Let’s start at the beginning: Pinot Grigio from the Val d’Adige, which runs right through Trentino and the Alto Adige. This had been ground zero for value Pinot Grigio and all of that innocuous wine getting slurped down by desperate housewives and the like.

Much of that plonk is now made further to the south and east on comfy, flat plains where mechanical harvesting is much easier. Mezzacorona is a holdout of sorts, still producing a super value Pinot Grigio from the local fruit. It is the best at its price point. Light, fresh, easy to drink and a fitting start to anybody’s Pinot Grigio adventure.

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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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