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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  • RC, both those wines sound very nice.  I know we had tried a bottle of ... all the wines, I bought the Pinot Grigio bottle.  We usually buy at least one wine when we stop by for the tasting Read More

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  • Gravner Pinot Grigio Anfora 2001

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    Wine review by effell


  • Ivan Batic Pinot Grigio Reserva 2005

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    Wine review by effell


  • Candoni Pinot Grigio 2015

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    OK, but nothing to write home about - with it's pear like nose it leads with the varietally correct nuances but doesn't really drive home. Drinkable and when cold a hot day quaffer. Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Yamhill Valley Vineyards Pinot Gris 2015

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    Light, fruity aromas of peach and green apple with an oat straw note adding a bit of creaminess. White peach, tart apple and pear on the palate, a zesty mid palate and a cool breezy finish, this is fruit forward, flavorful and refreshing. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Great time with my "Somm Ladies" tasting a good variety of ... Reif ... ... Reif Estates '16 - Pinot Grigio • Dragon's Tear - Sauvignon Blanc &nbs Read More

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  • Americans seem to be growing in curiosity about Spain. Numbers indicate ... At ... At the most basic they are Pinot Grigio with personality. They are clean, with forward fruit and medium bodied. At their best they are compelling examples of a unique varietal that shows depth and concentration balanced by beautiful weight and distinct mineralit... Read More

    From the article Ribera y Rueda: A Tale of Two Wines


  • Castello Banfi le Rime Toscana 2014

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    Typical of Banfi's efforts with this offering. Plenty of lemongrass, petrol, citrus fruit and a silky viscosity. Good minerality and acidity to this. 87 points - drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Went to the Gastro Pub last night.  After talking with the owners ... a ... a Banfi "Le Rime" Pinot Grigio 2014 - frutty with a viscosity to it, a Jeff Carrel "Les Darons" Languedoc 2014 - really solid and well done, excellent fruit, chewy tannins and lengthy after taste; and finished with Chateau de Landiras Graves 2014 - this was really good... Read More

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  • Alois Lageder Pinot Grigio 2015

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    Crisp, clean and nicely layered. Gorgeous notes of white fruits, melon and a mineral streak through the finish.92 points Read More

    Wine review by egon klimt


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