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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  • Magnotta Pinot Grigio Vqa 2003


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    Wine review by elangford

  • Kris Pinot Grigio Venezie IGT 2006


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    Wine review by DawnM

  • Manilow Pinot Grigio 2007


    My new favorite Pinot Grigio. Great value at price. Read More

    Wine review by skilz2paydabills

  • Barefoot Cellars Pinot Grigio California 2010


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    Wine review by alee

  • Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio Venezie IGT 2006


    Aromas of apple, melon, and honeysuckle. Medium acidity with a moderate finish. Overall a balanced, simple wine. Read More

    Wine review by oceank8

  • Bracco Pinot Grigio 2006


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    Wine review by jpmd04

  • Barboursville Vineyards Pinot Grigio 2006


    I actually tried the Barboursville Vineyards Pinot Grigio 2007 at a luncheon at the vineyard yesterday, but since that's not listed on this site I'll put the review here.I typically don't have high hopes for American Pinot Grigio, I'll usually only drink this varietal from Italy. But the Barboursville version was pretty good. It had a nice aro... Read More

    Wine review by MrsThorsen

  • Crane Lake Pinot Grigio Napa Valley 2010


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    Wine review by snowplow

  • Marietta Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Angeline Sauvignon Blanc /006 2006


    I bought this bottle and a bottle of the 05 Chard on a whim from my mother. ... and washed out, like cheap Pinot Grigio. It was not overly acidic or overbearing with any particular flavor. Nothing jumps out at you either, it is just a nice, balanced light white for a warm summer day. While not as great a value as the NZ SBs, this was a goo... Read More

    Wine review by rcerbone

  • My friend gave me this as a joke bday gift. It comes in a few different wine types, I think Sangria might be the worst option.!!I remember an older post about different packaging for wine. These are literally juice box size wines, now you can pack it in your lunch. Wonder what the school wo... Read More

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