Of course to generalize is to err, and there are some intriguing examples of Pinot Grigio coming from the Veneto, though they are generally more fruit-driven examples. Equally intriguing, albeit in a decidedly leaner, more mineral-driven style are the Grauburgunders from Austria. Consider that the Alto Adige was part of Austria as recently as 1918 and that may not be as surprising as it is on first glance. So take the time to get to know Pinot Grigio. There is a whole world of fine wines out there to be discovered and it is a shame to see such an enjoyable wine be tainted with the broad brush of generalization, even if the truth is that much, if not most, Pinot Grigio out there is rather insipid!
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