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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  • Boomtown By Dusted Valley Chardonnay 2013

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    Wine review by mcrawford2


  • "When the moon hits your eye/like a big pizza pie/that's ... the ... ... the estate.Next up was a pinot grigio, a wine that can be insipid in California and plenty of other places.  Not the case here.  This variant was crisp, acidic, refreshing, mineral, and had hints of lemon pith and grapefruit.  Sign me up with shellfish, chicken, even stro... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Amador County 101


  • Boy Meets Girl 2014

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    Wine review by LetUsTaste


  • Villa Pozzi Pinot Grigio Sicilia 2013

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    I should note that I'm not sure of the year, but it was served at a local fine ... Actually the least delicious Pinot Grigio I've had. Absolutely no aromas, finishing notes, or even any kind of acidity; just flat and characterles Read More

    Wine review by kristin6028


  • Muy bien.I'm sure that most will go ga-ga over the PN, but, damn, those ... Goldfinger.  Probably, Pinot Grigio drinkers.; Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?


  • Even CEO’s get jittery about their wine lists.  This past ... ... ... like a Riesling or a Pinot Grigio is a much lighter option. Even lighter reds like a Pinot Noir or a Lambrusco could be perfect for an after-work type of drink or a starter course at dinner.” Photo Credit: hans peter meyer, Flickr Creative Commo Read More

    From the article Forbes Launches Series of Wine Tips For Business Executives


  • Cepas Elegidas la Rioja Torrontes 2010

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    Fermented in stainless steel at low temperatures with native yeasts and the ... mix of Chard, Viognier, and Pinot Grigio, crisp yet full in the mouth, with beautiful stone and tropical fruits Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • Salmon Creek Pinot Grigio 2011

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    Wine review by sobachka


  • Alma Mora Pinot Grigio 2009

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    This wine is not from South Africa but from Argentina...I love it! Read More

    Wine review by Marta1407


  • Amid the Botox-laden dialogue of Bravo TV's The Real Housewives of Beverly ... the article said. “Her Pinot Grigio wine has already received some amazing reviews, and Ramona has worked on creating red wines as well.” Photo Credit: Brandi Glanville Facebook Pa Read More

    From the article Celebrity Sipper: Real Housewives Star Kicks Off New Wine


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