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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  • Italy

    Wine in Italy is as much an integral part of everyday culture as love, family, cuisine and usin...

  • California

    Viticulture in California began in the 1700s as Spanish missionaries worked their way north fro...

  • Germany

    Germany is the producer of some of the most admired wines in the world. These are its Rieslings...

  • Veneto

    The Veneto, located in the north-east of Italy, is a region that contributes a significant perc...

  • Alsace

    This region, wedged between the Rhine River and the Voges Mountains, is the product of a fascin...

  • Australia

    The history of wine-making in Australia dates back to the late 1700s when the first European se...

  • Friuli-venezia Giulia

      Friuli-Venezia Giulia is located in the northeast corner of Italy, bordering Austria and S...

  • USA

    "American Wine" has existed since the first Europeans brought their vinous heritage and tradition...

  • New Zealand

    The history of New Zealand wine-making dates back to the 1800s when settlers planted vines and ...

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  • Feudi di San Gregorio

    Situated in the tiny village of Sorbo Serpico in Campania's Irpinia region, this highly acclai...

  • Tommasi

    Tommasi Viticoltori(Tommasi vintners) is a family viticulture firm founded in 1902. It is situat...

  • Villa Jolanda

    It was back in the post war period when the Santero brothers Leopoldo, Renzo, Aldo and Adelio, fo...

  • Bolla

    Like all great legacies, the story of Bolla wines begins simply enough with one man, Abele Bolla....

  • MASI

    The Boscaini family have been the owners of the Masi vineyards for six generations. Sandro Boscai...

  • Castello del Poggio

      Castello del Poggio is just that - a castle. With a history dating back to medieval tim...

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Pinot Grigio on Snooth

  • JD: Had to revisit this thread because yesterday at the end of work hours I ... Italian white seems to be Pinot Grigio, and WineMine was really low on Italian whites--no Arneis at all.) so we moved right along to Barbera.  I bought one from TJ's just to show the crowd that you could find these wines and for cheap, but I also had a 2011 Pico Ma... Read More

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  • Gabriele Pinot Grigio Lazio 2013

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    Wine review by CageyT


  • Looks to me like we'd need something fairly cold so margaritas (prefer mine ... like a nice chilled Italian Pinot Grigio or even a Pinot Blanc.  Of course, bubbles work with just about anythin Read More

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  • Since in another thread we've been getting sillier and sillier, I thought I'd bring some spillover into a new thread.What wine goes in the location shown below? My first choice would be something else (margaritas; or Pacifico, even Tecate with a 100% agave tequila or mescal shot backing it up--alternatively even Negro Modelo or Bohemia darker br... Read More

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  • Seaglass Pinot Gris 2011

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  • Lamberti Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie Santepietre 2012

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    Great value here for a sub-15 dollar bottle. The nose is delicate - I picked up some white peach, meyer lemon, marzipan, and sweetgrass. More of the same on the palate - soft and light. Mouthwatering but soft/tangy acidity and surprisingly long length. I really appreciated the length of this simple and delicate wine. Definitely quaffable. Read More

    Wine review by JenniferT


  • Had some neighbors over Friday for an Italian themed potluck. Good thing I have neighbors who can cook and who appreciate my wine...makes for a nice group effort.Not much time to go over everything in detail, but I continue to enjoy 2011 Barbera d'Alba, and also the 2011 Tommasi Soave that I picked up last minute was a real surprise. I'll be buy... Read More

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  • Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio Unspecified Italy Italy Alto Adige Pinot Grigio White Bottle-In Stock 2010

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  • Caposaldo Pinot Grigio Veneto 2011

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    Fun mid afternoon wine with the wife while we were in Hilo HI. Light, crisp. Revolving aromas of mellon and strawberries. Light and short finish. Read More

    Wine review by jescobio


  • Astrolabe Wines Pinot Gris Marlborough 2006

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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?

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  • 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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