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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  • Unlimited Pours of 7 Wines with DinnerRegister ... Di Notte Pinot Grigio: Created in the foothills of the Italian Alps—home to the most famous Pinot Grigio in the world—this bright, lively white is the result of a unique partnership of American innovation and traditional Italian winemaking. Classic in style but modern in taste. Tasting Notes: A... Read More

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  • Hey guys - I've rather busy as you know.  The NWC Italian Night and we ... ... (2)2013 Banfi San Angelo Pinot Grigio (2)NV Caves Messias Santola "Crab Wine" Vino Verde2014 Fran Etz Gruner Veltliner Austria2013 Tomaresca "Neprica" IGT Puglia (3)2013 Banfi "Centine" IGT Toscana (3)2013 Frattoria Del Cerra Marema IGT Toscana (3)2013 Cambiata Dornf... Read More

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  • Wine myths are often unspoken but incredibly pervasive. Their looming presence ... ... don’t like pinot grigio.” I bet you, too, have heard this more than once. It’s important to realize that one or more bad experiences does not always mean that we don’t like that specific grape. More often than not, It's a myth! It’s that we went to a party ... Read More

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  • Tisdale Pinot Grigio 8a-1 Red


    I like it enough to use as a filler bottle. I feel it would satisfy the nine wine conessuier. Read More

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  • In the Alto Adige the ones I mentioned are those that I've tried recently, but other reliable producers up there include Terlan(o), Andrian(o), Elena Walch, Abbacia di Novacella, Tramin and St. Paul's.For ramato, Attems is probably the most widely available, although as you can see from the article I preferred their non-ramato PG. Neither Di Len... Read More

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  • Yesterday we conducted another wine tasting party at our friends Sally & ... two Viogniers, a Riesling, a Pinot Grigio, a Norton, a Cabernet Franc, and a Merlot / Cabernet Franc blend.  The favorite of the group was our 2012 Glen Manor T. Ruth - the Merlot / Cabernet Franc red blend.  We brought the prize bottle (2009 Muse Vineyards Clio, whic... Read More

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  • If I'm going to drink PG it's from Northern Italy also. I don't drink many either.  Although there have times when Yalumba makes a decent PG. Read More

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  • Have to say that the majority of the PG we had in Alsace was really good, unfortunately, I haven't found any of those here in the States. Checking my tasting notes we have had some fairly decent Gris from Willamette and since we'll be there for the week of the 4th, we can do some more in depth analysis. I have also had a Balletto and an Arista f... Read More

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  • The Alto Adige is where I was talking about having had good pinot grigio further north, up towards the Dolomites and the Tyrol. In some ways similar to Savoie in France where you get all those alpine flowery notes and minerality and other points of interest in relatively unknown whites.Mike, you mentionZemmer,Castelfeder, andDonna Almafrom the A... Read More

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