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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  • I may be the only one harping on the Italian Agricultural Ministry's decision ... be fooled into thinking that Pinot Grigio Frilui Grave DOC will be superior to Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie IGT. The difference is that some oft maligned and undersung DOCs will now have a chance to shine in the market where their bottle offerings no longer compete... Read More

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  • I may be the only one harping on the Italian Agricultural Ministry's decision ... be fooled into thinking that Pinot Grigio Frilui Grave DOC will be superior to Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie IGT. The difference is that some oft maligned and undersung DOCs will now have a chance to shine in the market where their bottle offerings no longer compete... Read More

    From the article It's My DOC in a Box


  • Spy Valley Pinot Gris 2007

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    Wine review by sixinchheels


  • Barefoot Cellars Pinot Grigio California 2010

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    Wine review by BCoyle


  • Let's get some education going here. Has anyone else come across a new varietal or wine name they have never heard of before today?Mavrud: Mavrud is a unique red wine common only to the region of Thrace in Bulgaria. It is found around few cities in the central part of the country where the winter temperatures are not very low. The wines made fro... Read More

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  • Eyrie Vineyards Pinot Gris Oregon 2006

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    A very lush style of PG that is full of peach flavor and a bit off dry. Goes perfectly with pork roast. Read More

    Wine review by Derek67


  • Kahurangi Estate Pinot Gris 2007

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    Wine review by sixinchheels


  • Villa Wolf Pinot Gris 2004

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    Wine review by tAFW


  • Pentamere Winery Pinot Gris 2006

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    Wine review by CSO


  • Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio Valdadige 2003

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    Wine review by shadoi


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