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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  • 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


  • According to the Wine Institute, in 2015, eighty-three percent of wine from the ... veltliner, merlot, moscato, pinot grigio, riesling, traminette, viognier, a recioto-style wine called Lacrima Dolce, as well as the endearing Ameritage. Va La Vineyards is the dream of winemaker and vintner Anthony Vietri and his family. Instead of taking the ea... Read More

    From the article Wine in America, Beyond California


  • King Estate Winery Pinot Gris Oregon 2015

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    Medium weight with lots of fruit on the nose. Nice fruit on the tongue with a nice bit of acidity and finishes with a slight touch of bitterness. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Kate Radburnd Pinot Gris 2014

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    very pleasant and calming fresh and inviting flavor. Read More

    Wine review by Pickit4flavor


  • Just got another box of Mike Smith's wines, and have noticed the ABV's ... bomb that was, made a ripe Pinot Grigio ftaste very restrained, as it was served directly afterwar Read More

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  • Firesteed Pinot Gris 2014

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    Very fruity on the nose and a bit floral. Medium bodied with ripeish fruit and a bit of bitterness that provides some interest instead of being off putting. Long, pleasant finish. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Albino Armani Io Pinot Grigio Trentino 2013

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    Wine review by Peter McCloy


  • Day 3, just when you thought it couldn't get any better. Yesterday was ... This was then followed by a pinot grigio that had some chardonnay blended in. Definitely not your typical grigio as the chard added some body and depth that melded with the floral and citrus notes. Next up was Swanson's signature wine, a layered, nicely textured '11 merl... Read More

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  • The CFO and I and four others are back in CA doing a weeks worth of tasting.  Today is the Sonoma Barrel tasting to be followed by a couple more days in Sonoma and two days in Napa. Reports to follow. Read More

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