Where does Pinot Grigio wine come from?
It's pinot grigio month! In addition to our live Twitter tasting at 5:30pm ET we're talking and tasting Pinot Grigio all month.
On to the question - it's an open ended one, so no answer is turned away, but it might be best to talk about the different styles and regions. Bonus points for answers talking about where the best Pinot Grigio wines are from. Admittedly, I've had a lot from Italy and California, but are there any I'm missing?
Pinot Grigio comes from Italy - some of the best from Alto Adige. There are some incredible Pinot Gris from Alsace; Pinot Gris being one of Alsace's 4 noble grape varieties (including Riesling, Gewurztraminer, and Muscat).
Aug 12, 2011 at 3:10pm
Aug 12, 2011 at 1:19pm
You might try Finger Lakes. . . I believe this is the first year they've released Pinot Grigio/Gris. They try so hard to be contenders in this industry but always end up in 2nd (or even 3rd) place. I think it has to do with distribution and the boutique scale of the wineries there. We're always amazed at how inexpensive the wines are compared to West Coast producers. You will see from other posts that I'm a Finger Lakes addict, so I'll step off my soap box now :-)
Aug 12, 2011 at 2:11pm