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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  • A-Z Pinot Gris

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    This Oregon favorite is one of the freshest medium weight wines I have enjoyed. Full of tropical fruit flavors makes this wine one of my favorites for holiday appetizers. Read More

    Wine review by sbr1105


  • This is not your first Thanksgiving rodeo. It's not ours, either. We've ... MelendezJames the Wine GuyPinot GrigioI honestly thought I would be writing about a sparkling wine here since I feel that they are the most versatile wines—they pair wonderfully with just about any type of cuisine. Instead, I have chosen a wine that I never thought I wo... Read More

    From the article The Ultimate Thanksgiving Wine List


  • La Fiera Pinot Grigio 2015

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    Wine review by kenr01


  • Scarbolo Friuli Grave Pinot Grigio 2014

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    refreshing hints of lemon and grapefruits Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim


  • Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio Venezia 2015

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    This is warm and fruity on the nose with stone fruit and citrus notes, apple, ... and a classic expression of Pinot Grigi Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Belle Ambiance Pinot Grigio 2013

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    Wine review by marymarchell


  • Sunday was special.  I started it off with a motorcycle ride to nearby ... wine, Sandra ordering a 2014 Pinot Grigio from Terato and I selected the Sauvigon Blanc from Frog's Leap (no vintage indicated).  Both were nice.  After dinner we each selected an aperitif; Sandra had the Lustau Sherry (dry) and I  enjoyed the Po' di Poli Secca Grappa. ... Read More

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  • Prosecco has taken the world of wine by storm but my friends know my thoughts ... Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio and Pinot Nero. Just in case you’re wondering, I hadn’t heard of some of these varieties either!The better ‘cost a few quid more’ bottles are from vineyards located in the superior D.O.C.G. (Denominazione di Origine Controll... Read More

    From the article Prosecco Has Become The Default Bubbly


  • Luna di Luna Chard Pinot Grigio Premier 2009

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    Wine review by Horseracer


  • Mirassou Pinot Grigio 2015

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    Lemon and green apple aromas are simple but pleasant with a slight nuttiness to it. This has good lift on the palate and a smooth texture with notes of chunky green apple and pear, lemon and a short clean finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


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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

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

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