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

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  • France

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  • California

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  • USA

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  • Veneto

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

  • Germany

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  • Alsace

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

  • Friuli-venezia Giulia

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  • New Zealand

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  • Chateau Chantal Pinot Grigio Old Mission Peninsula 2013

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  •  I  been seriously wine enthusiast for 2years im still discovering ... favorite wine is malbec and pinot grigio, I need a wine mentor to help me discover my passion for a good sip&nbs Read More

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  • Canyon Road Pinot Grigio 2012

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  • Fish Eye Pinot Grigio California 2013

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  • King Estate Winery Acrobat Pinot Gris By King Estate 2009

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  • Congratulations, CP.I'm inclined to agree with DM's choices for the ... ... wine drinkers preferred Pinot Grigio to Sauvignon Blanc.  My guess is that either of the PGs on the above list is going to be lighter and more fruit forward than either of the SBs.This is EMark's wedding party sermon.  So, feel free to stop reading, now.  I really don... Read More

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  • Hello Everyone, I'm getting married on 7/5 and need to choose a white ... ... you! Pinot Gris-Pinot Grigio2011 Italico Pinot Grigio - Italy – $38/bottle2012 Filadonna Pinot Grigio - Veneto, Italy - $36/bottle Sauvignon Blanc 2011 Morgan Sauvignon Blanc - Monterey, CA – $30/bottle2012 Charles Krug, Napa California – $35/bottle------ Pinot Noir... Read More

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  • Organic Italian Wine Event? and the Star is "Wyland Pinot Grigio"?-just kidding. all the wines are amazing, and very drinkable. Including the Wyland PG.Invite attached. South Florida. Read More

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