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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  • Bozen Pinot Grigio 2014


    Some salinity and mineral aromas with some fruit flavors of apricot and pear. Burst of fruit flavor in the mouth with flavors of pear and lemon, buoyant acidity and a driving citrus finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Giesen Pinot Gris 2014


    Peach and honey aromas are inviting and quite pronounced. Clean palate of sugared lemon, tart lemon and a tart acidity with a bit of a melon note coming through under the acidity which is quite fresh in the front of the mouth. The finish is a bit hot with a neutral wooded note. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Voga Pinot Grigio 2013


    Lightly nutty, funky aromas with touches of peach and mango. A bit flabby in the mouth with mostly tropical notes of papaya with a hint of nuttiness on the finish with a touch of light lemon. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Carletto Pinot Grigio NV


    Floral rose petal aromas with a hint of peach and some petrol notes as well. Smooth and light in the mouth with just a touch of citrus and a light bready note on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Carletto Ricco Bianco 2013


    Honey and melon aromas. Smooth and honeyed on the palate with a mid-palate of light lemon and some mellow toast on the finish. Read More

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  • Candoni Pinot Grigio DOC Italy NV


    Floral aromas of honeysuckle and tangerine are quite pronounced. In the mouth it's full of mostly citrus fruit, lemon and tangerine with a touch of light citrus pith on the finish lending a slight bitter note which is not unpleasant. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • I will appreciate the knowledge as I move forward in the beginning stages of my ... product of Italy; Chardonnay Pinot Grigio 300mm.  Bottom line: How long can wine be kept and is this product still good to consume. Thank you for you time and I look forward to hearing back from you. Sincerely,  &nbs Read More

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  • Gallo E&j Pinot Grigio 1987


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    Wine review by doublefantasy

  • Yesterday, The Guardian reporter Fiona Beckett threw down the corkscrewed ... ... playful than a Picpoul or Pinot Grigio, it's a little more manageable than Sauvignon Blanc and it goes great with many foods.  “Above all, it's pronounceable, which makes it easy to remember when you're scanning a wine list or a supermarket shelf,” she said, goin... Read More

    From the article Guardian Says Vermentino a Contender for the Sauv Blanc Throne

  • Coastal Vines Pinot Grigio 2014


    Very smooth and wonderful after taste. Not to dry and always delightful with food or just by itself. We like it chilled to about 48 degrees. Read More

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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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