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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  • Erath Pinot Gris 2013


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  • Ant Moore Marlborough Pinot Gris 2009


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    Wine review by lselders

  • Eyrie Vineyards Dundee Hills Pinot Gris 2012


    Just a fantastic Willamette pinot gris! First hint is of apricot which is quickly followed by not so ripe peach. Nice acidity carries some lemon lime to the mid and back of the tongue. Fairly complex for a pinot gris, one of the all time QPR leaders. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0

  • As we deck the halls, we should also remember to have wine on the brain while ... ... Pinot Bianco and Pinot Grigio. Very aromatic with fruit and floral notes, this wine is great for an aperitif or paired with starting courses.  Bodegas Valdemar Conde de Valdemar Viura 2013 Rioja, the famed region in Spain, is often the place to search for gr... Read More

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  • Yalumba Pinot Grigio Y Series 2013


    Hot lemon aromas open for this citrusy wine with loads of acidity, lemon and orange blossom notes on the palate. A bit simple but pleasing enough - a perfect summer sipper with just a hint of tangerine juice on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Like many foodies, I adore oysters on the half shell. One of my first jobs ... , Moscato Giallo and Pinot Grigio. From further south in Italy, I’d pair Vermentino any day as well as Fiano, Greco di Tufo from Sicily Regaleali and most anything well made with Caricante grapes from Etna.Beyond Italy, here are some French whites that will never let... Read More

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  • Once Upon a Vine Enchanted Woods Bubbly 2011


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  • Helfrich Pinot Gris Alsace Aoc 2007


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  • Robert Sinskey Abraxas Vin de Terroir 2012


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  • Santa Julia Pinot Grigio Plus 2013


    Pale lemon color. Medium minus intensity light fruit aromas - mostly citrus and ... ... full flavored than other Pinot Grigio wines. Definitely worth the pric 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?

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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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