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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  • Barefoot Cellars Pinot Grigio California NV

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    Wine review by jmf


  • Barefoot Cellars Pinot Grigio California 2007

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    Wine review by jmf


  • My favorite street art website hails out of New York and it is called, Wooster ... ... made by Giorgio Venica (Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay and Tocai). Kirstins Vin de la Table food and wine blog.  And Snooth Pulse, and Groups of course.How about you?Dan Petroski is Assistant Winemaker at Larkmead Vineyards in Napa Valley. Dan has an MBA from New... Read More

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  • Oriel White Blend Portia 2004

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    I've been a fan of Oriel wines for a couple of years now. And this is one of my favorites in their portfolio. Worth seeking out and adding to your everyday drinking list. Read More

    Wine review by danpetroski


  • Mezzacorona Pinot Grigio Trentino 2007

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    This is a refreshing and crisp wine that is offered at an affordable price. It has a fruit quality that is excellent with hors d'oeuvres. Read More

    Wine review by sasnett1606


  • Hi everyone,I want to start drinking wine. The problem is is that all the wines everyone has ever given me have been too strong. I can't really remember the names as it has been many years since I have even tried any wine. Can anyone give me some recommendations for a mild wine to try to kind of get my toes wet in this whole wine thing? Thanks i... Read More

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  • Alois Lageder €haberle’ Alto Adige Pinot Bianco 2007

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    Pale lemon-gold with some tiny beads. Light nose of green fruit. Dry with medium-high acid, light-medium body. Green apple, sherbet and lemon on the palate. Not a lot of length. Read More

    Wine review by Robert Dallas Gray


  • Bollini Pinot Grigio Garda 2006

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    Wine review by nycsrd


  • Folonari Pinot Grigio Garganega NV

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    Sweeter than just an average Pinot Grigio. Alcohol content 12%. Very good if you like a sweet wine but not looking for a dessert wine. Read More

    Wine review by tulaw


  • Llano Estacado Winery Pinot Grigio 2007

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    Usually I am a fan of what Llano does with their wine but this one was a bit of a let down. Somewhat grassy on the nose but otherwise not much going on here. I would not recommend this wine. Read More

    Wine review by ttutony


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