Pinot Grigio

Common synonyms: Pinot Gris, “white Pinot Noir,” (but not to be confused with Pinot Blanc, which is another grape entirely), Pinot Beurot (France), Rulander (Germany), Tokay d’Alsace,  

Parentage of the grape: Burgundy as Pinot Gris in the 1300s. 
 
History of the grape: Pinot Gris was planted in Burgundy, France as far back as the 1300s. It then spread through Europe, via Alsace, Switzerland and into Germany, eventually making it to Italy, where it was given the name Pinot Grigio. When Phylloxera hit Burgundy, Pinot Gris with its original characteristics was wiped out and the hybrids grafted with American stock to save the vines were never the same quality, so crops were left to mostly die out. But in the Alsace region, Germany and Italy, the hybrids fared much better and the grape was able to thrive. It was brought to Australia in the 1830s by James Busby, who is credited with being the “Father of Australian Wine.” It was eventually brought over to Read more »

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  • If your starting point is Bella Sera, or Cavit, or Bolla, in fairness you'd have to compare these to Woodbridge or Barefoot other varietals (i.e. they all suck).If you seek premium high quality in other wines, then it's only fair to do the same w/ PG... Read More

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  • Bella Serra Pinot Grigio, great cooking wine! Read More

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  • Haven't read Mike's blogpiece yet, but am with you OT, and my response to the OP's question in the header is 'as a rule, no'. On top of those issues you mention I also often encounter damaged bottles so you take a lesser, weaker generic wine to start with and drop it even closer to zero.Good pinot gris , or grigio, does, however, exist. Good one... Read More

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  • Tell that to the importers! We can only drink what they offer us. Read More

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  • Not if you ask me. Personally I'll grab bottled water as it does the same thing for a lot less. I've always seen PG as an entry level variety for people who don't have a palate for real wine. YMMV.Give it some skin contact and it becomes interesting, but the bland white versions do absolutely nothing for me. Read More

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  • I explored this topic for a recent piece, finding some interesting results. Your thoughts?http://undiscovereditaly.us/pinot-grigio-good/ Read More

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  • Wine Sisterhood Pinot Grigio Passionate

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    Wine review by ellpgee


  • Butterfly Kiss Pinot Grigio Pink 2012

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  • OK, I know I mentioned a trip to Colmar France in another thread but I may not ... comes in somewhere between a pinot grigio and a sauv blanc but with a bit more depth and character.This is a Nebbiolo based red that is made in the Amarone style, hence the 15.5% abv, but didn't really show much heat.Finishing the spending spree was this Massoli... Read More

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  • King Estate Acrobat Pinot Gris 2014

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  • Can I buy Sycamore Lane Pinot Grigio On Line? Can't find it in our area. Only at a Resteraunt. Please E Mail me info. Thanx

    Comment by 673915Susan Benedetti 673915 Susan Benedetti


  • I'm looking for the Pinot that comes in the triangular pink bottle. Any ideas?

    Comment by 585578suzieweibel 585578 suzieweibel


  • looking for 2008 pinot grigio from vendemmia, bottle has delle venezie and villagiachi

    Comment by 354303als pal 354303 als pal


  • Am seeking a Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio in the Bundaberg region if anyone is able to assist with retail outlets?

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