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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  • France

    Perhaps no country evokes such strong associations with fine wine as does France. Its reputatio...

  • Germany

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

  • 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 ...

  • California

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

  • Veneto

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

  • Italy

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

  • Alsace

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

  • Friuli-venezia Giulia

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

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  • Albert Boxler

    Albert Boxler is a 300-year-old family winery in the small town of Niedermorschwihr. The domaine ...

  • Château de Pommard

    Today, Château de Pommard is the largest private vineyard in Bourgogne. Its 20 hectares of wines ...

  • Champagne Demoiselle Vranken

    Built on the hamlet of Les Demoiselles, the Château des Castaignes produces the DEMOISELLE vintag...

  • Cordier

    United since the merger of two century-old trading houses, Cordier and Mestrezat.The Cordier Mest...

  • Clos de l'Oratoire des Papes

    Patience, know-how, observation, intuition...these are the skills required to make and age our wi...

  • Château De Seguin

    Château de Seguin in Bordeaux is part of the CHRIS-WINE Group. An indenpendent and family owned w...

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Pinot Grigio on Snooth

  • Gaetano d'Aquino Garganega Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie 2004

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    Wine review by Chaneel


  • Erath Pinot Gris 2013

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    Golden color. Banana and lemon zest on nose. A little weight and some spice on palate. Soft and fruity, but not big. Could age well. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith


  • Alois Lageder Riff Progetto Lageder Pinot Grigio 2013

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    Light body. Pear and lemon on nose. Nice acidity - light and crisp. More citrus notes rise as the wine opens up. Bright, vibrant. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith


  • Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie Vigneti Delle Dolomiti 2013

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    Really nice Italian pinot grigio. A bit more stone fruit and softer acidity than your normal pinot gris. This comes across more like a Napa Sauv Blanc, well balanced and fresh but not overly citrusy. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • In a world where extremes are becoming the paradigms for perfection its a ... ... grape has under the guise of Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris, it should be a fairly easy sell to consumers and the examples I tried were fabulously expressive of the variety but lighter and more elegant that one typically finds in a place where the grape takes on its... Read More

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  • Schloss Proschwitz Grauburgunder Spatlese Trocken 2011

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    Tight on the nose, with slow to emerge aromas of bitter almonds, minerals, gorgeous hints of vanilla and finally notes of apple. Big acids are obvious on entry followed by a midpalate that shows nice richness and power with fine depth of spice and tart orchard fruit flavors. Theres nice hint of polyphenolic bitterness on the moderately long fin... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Frederic Fourre Grauburgunder 2013

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    Three harvests, first was fermented in three year old tonneaux, lowest in acid Deep, with slightly earthy aromas on the nose including some old wood notes, and low spicy stemmy tones, and hints of rose petal, just a touch of linden, and some hot rocks.While lighter bodied than the nose suggests, this is quite round in the mouth with a super jui... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Zimmerling Grauburgunder 2012

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    Old wood greets the nose with familiar earthy aromas and not inconsequential sulphur. Clear and moderately rich on the palate, this is a bit heavy but the acid keeps this fresh with flavors that are spicy and feature lovely fresh and dried fruit on the palate. Abit short on the finish but the fruit that is here shows nice character and complexit... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Bollini Pinot Grigio Trentino 2008

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    Wine review by smuratore


  • Canaletto Pinot Grigio Venezie

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    It was ok at first, but slightly bitter like many inexpensive Italian whites. Slightly disappointed but drinkable if you don't pay too much for it. Drink very chilled. Read More

    Wine review by joebernardinoATyahoo


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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

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  • 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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