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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  • Trimbach Pinot Gris Hommage Alsace 2000


    This is a beautiful wine in its richness and certainly to be prized in its personality and meaning. I was given a bottle of this by Mr. Trimbach when I explained that my great-grandmother's name was Jeanne. Of course, this bottle was shared with her and made it all the better. Read More

    Wine review by berceaudunil

  • Cavit Pinot Grigio Wine Cavit Pinot Grigio/Gris Italy 2003


    this grigio was too dry for my liking Read More

    Wine review by bellaquiz

  • Bella Sera Pinot Grigio 15 2004


    This is a pretty good grigio for the money. Just a hint of sweetness that doesn't stay on your palate and finishes clean. Read More

    Wine review by bellaquiz

  • Alois Lageder Pinot Grigio Valdadige Portico Dei Leoni 2005


    Nice light golden color. Good fruity nose. Very smooth. First sip is quite pleasing. Almost a slight effervescent sense to it. Smooth and easy on the tongue, not too harsh or biting. Transitions quite nicely into a subtle finish. Not to acidic, not to harsh. The flavors could last a bit longer in the end, it all disappears rather quickly; really... Read More

    Wine review by JBaldwinRN

  • Painted Turtle Pinot Grigio NV

    Snoothrank: fruit..nearly tasted like water. Major pass81 Read More

    Wine review by Evil Homer

  • Pinot Gris 2001


    No written review

    Wine review by mykill

  • Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio Valdadige 2003


    I'm a wine newbie. Thus I only have the experience of a few months since ... ... smooth tannin white wines, Pinot Grigios and other similar whites. To date the Santa Margherita has far surpassed any wine I've tasted. It's just absolutely delicious. It's easy on the mouth but has hidden depth and complexity. Then trails off and finishes like a ... Read More

    Wine review by tonejac

  • I was drawn to wine because I was looking for cheap flights around the world.I love that in a $20 bottle of Chablis I can taste limestone and minerals from northern Burgundy. I have never been to Spain, but I've gulped Rioja till 4AM at a West Village tapas bar and paid for it dearly with mad, mad hangovers the next day (and night). I tasted Ma... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Around the World in a Glass

  • Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio Valdadige 2006


    Pleasant, subtle nose. Very fruity and smooth start. Continues onto the ... ... Yes, although it is a good Pinot Grigio, I think there are plenty of equal quality wines out there that you could find for $5-7 les Read More

    Wine review by JBaldwinRN

  • Voga Pinot Grigio 2005


    This is a great Pinot Grigio for the price of $12. A friend recently said to me, "Voga isn't wine. Its liquid candy." It made me chuckle. He didn't mean this was a sweet wine. Its definitely not. Crisp and refreshing. Like a Pinot Grigio should be. Read More

    Wine review by vinokat

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