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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  • Tell that to the importers! We can only drink what they offer us. Read More

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  • Not if you ask me. Personally I'll grab bottled water as it does the same thing for a lot less. I've always seen PG as an entry level variety for people who don't have a palate for real wine. YMMV.Give it some skin contact and it becomes interesting, but the bland white versions do absolutely nothing for me. Read More

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  • I explored this topic for a recent piece, finding some interesting results. Your thoughts?http://undiscovereditaly.us/pinot-grigio-good/ Read More

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  • Good one on the Neyers syrah, RCKR. Used to buy a lot of his stuff,  ... ... yesterday (and, LOL, some pinot grigio from the Alto Adige). Then went out to a sashimi and yakitori  and beer and Sake dinner, followed by post prandials at the best rum bar in Tokyo/Japan, which happens to be a few hundred meters from my place. Definitely no pop-and... Read More

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  • Domaine Schlumberger Domaines Schlumberger Pinot Gris 'Les Princes Abbes' France 2009

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  • Wine Sisterhood Pinot Grigio Passionate

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  • Butterfly Kiss Pinot Grigio Pink 2012

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  • OK, I know I mentioned a trip to Colmar France in another thread but I may not ... comes in somewhere between a pinot grigio and a sauv blanc but with a bit more depth and character.This is a Nebbiolo based red that is made in the Amarone style, hence the 15.5% abv, but didn't really show much heat.Finishing the spending spree was this Massoli... Read More

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  • King Estate Acrobat Pinot Gris 2014

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  • The Jeff Hill story is something, isn't it?  InVino has been selling ... about.  Chianti, CdR, Pinot Grigio, the possibilities are endless, if somewhat limiting in other ways.&nbs Read More

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