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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  • Voga Pinot Grigio 2013

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    Lightly nutty, funky aromas with touches of peach and mango. A bit flabby in the mouth with mostly tropical notes of papaya with a hint of nuttiness on the finish with a touch of light lemon. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Carletto Pinot Grigio NV

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    Floral rose petal aromas with a hint of peach and some petrol notes as well. Smooth and light in the mouth with just a touch of citrus and a light bready note on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Carletto Ricco Bianco 2013

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    Honey and melon aromas. Smooth and honeyed on the palate with a mid-palate of light lemon and some mellow toast on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Candoni Pinot Grigio DOC Italy NV

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    Floral aromas of honeysuckle and tangerine are quite pronounced. In the mouth it's full of mostly citrus fruit, lemon and tangerine with a touch of light citrus pith on the finish lending a slight bitter note which is not unpleasant. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • I will appreciate the knowledge as I move forward in the beginning stages of my ... product of Italy; Chardonnay Pinot Grigio 300mm.  Bottom line: How long can wine be kept and is this product still good to consume. Thank you for you time and I look forward to hearing back from you. Sincerely,  &nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Everyone


  • Gallo E&j Pinot Grigio 1987

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    No written review

    Wine review by doublefantasy


  • Yesterday, The Guardian reporter Fiona Beckett threw down the corkscrewed ... ... playful than a Picpoul or Pinot Grigio, it's a little more manageable than Sauvignon Blanc and it goes great with many foods.  “Above all, it's pronounceable, which makes it easy to remember when you're scanning a wine list or a supermarket shelf,” she said, goin... Read More

    From the article Guardian Says Vermentino a Contender for the Sauv Blanc Throne


  • Coastal Vines Pinot Grigio 2014

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    Very smooth and wonderful after taste. Not to dry and always delightful with food or just by itself. We like it chilled to about 48 degrees. Read More

    Wine review by Airforcejohn


  • Villa Pozzi Pinot Grigio Sicilia 2013

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    Delicious. Great for the price ! Read More

    Wine review by bunnies101


  • Kendall-Jackson Vintner's Reserve Pinot Gris 2014

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    Quite floral and pungent aromas of rose petals, violets and a touch of honey. In the mouth it's smooth and continues that floral character, but adds to that green apple, lemon and more tropical notes of pineapple and melon. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


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