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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  • Oriel White Blend Portia 2004


    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


    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


    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


    No written review

    Wine review by nycsrd

  • Folonari Pinot Grigio Garganega NV


    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


    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

  • Oak Leaf Vineyards White Blend California Pinot Grigio/Chardonnay NV


    Some friends left this at the house and we decided to give it a try. An unusual blend of 51% pinot grigio and 49% chardonnay. An unpleasant experience. Read More

    Wine review by ttutony

  • Bargetto Pinot Grigio California 2004


    This is a previous selection from Gold Medal Wine Club's Gold Series. The Bargetto Pinot Grigio has consistently won top awards vintage after vintage and has become one of the winerys most popular wines. The Bargetto 2004 vintage Pinot Grigio continues this varietals medal-winning ways by earning a Gold Medal at the San Francisco Bay Wine Compe... Read More

    Wine review by Gold Medal Wine Club

  • Trimbach Pinot Gris Reserve Personnelle a Trimbach France Alsace Pinot Gris 1998


    No written review

    Wine review by JessicaHaralson

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