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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  • Cupcake Pinot Grigio 2010

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    Full and complex, this wine has a nose with hints of pineapple, pears and sweet lemons. The wine is aged sur lie in stainless steel and concrete tanks which attribute a delicious creamy mouthfeel.Pair this wine with a mixed green salad or Creole shrimp with garlic and lemon. Read More

    Wine review by RDDEES


  • Foxhorn Pinot Grigio Premier NV

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    Bright straw colored wine, which possesses delicate tropical fruit aromas and a crisp persistent finish. Read More

    Wine review by RDDEES


  • Ramona Singer Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie 2010

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    A step above boxed wine. Read More

    Wine review by michelspm


  • Favola Pinot Grigio Venezie IGT 2005

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    I have an unopened bottle in excellent condition. I am open to offers... Read More

    Wine review by smurphy1


  • Lindeman's Pinot Grigio Bin 85 2014

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    The wine is a classic, very light coloration so typical of a Pinot Grigio. The nose exhibits lovely aromas of pear, rose petals and a bit of apple blossom. The taste is quite refreshing, with lovely crisp fruit up front, pear, apple and white grapefruit that transition to some nice earthy elements of iron, peat and granite. The finish is quit... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • Tisdale Sweet Red 2010

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    No written review

    Wine review by woolfepac


  • Welcome to the Snooth Forum, Terese.  We're very pleased to meet ... ... ... at all about it at all.Pinot Grigios from Northern Italy are usually very light, crisp wines with fruit flavors of green apple, lemon or, maybe tropical.  They are not particularly complex wines, and, generally, are more candidates for drinking on release rather than... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Favola Pinot Grigio 2005


  • Rapido Pinot Grigio 2013

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    Easy review, awful. Actually served at an upscale restaurant! Read More

    Wine review by Ceegun


  • I have received a beautiful bottle of Favola Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie IGT vintage 2005. Does anyone have information on this wine that they would be willing to share?? Taste profile, aging process, the vineyard in Italy??  Read More

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  • Long Shadows Rose Julia's Dazzle 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by ejb7777


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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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