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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  • Brown Brothers Pinot Grigio 2010

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    Wine review by donmegga


  • Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio Vigneti Delle Dolomiti 2013

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    Shows some heat on the nose with some tropical fruit, with honeydew melon and lemon. Bursting with acidity in the mouth, with simple tart citrus flavors of lemon and lime and light notes of almond on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Oko Pinot Grigio 2007

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    Very good wine, dry white, smooth taste with good flavor. Read More

    Wine review by Tony Colozza


  • Gianni Conte Pinot Grigio Della Venezie 2014

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    Wine review by LetUsTaste


  • Iris Vineyard Pinot Gris 2014

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    Cool peach and honeyed melon aromas with floral hints and green apple tartness - beautiful aromas on this wine and very complex and inviting. This has a touch of honey and lemon on entry, with floral perfume and a fair bit of acidity on the midpalate. This stays fairly bright through the finish, where a touch of green apple candy and a bit of cr... Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Tramin Pinot Grigio 2014

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    Floral bouquet of orange blossom and tangerine. Palate is juicy and fresh due to the cooler climate, with lemon and green apple flavors and good acidity and spice ticking the palate with some additional floral notes and a pop of tart citrus which melts into a yeasty finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Milbrandt Vineyards Pinot Gris Columbia Valley 2014

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    Simple fruit aromas of peach. Some tartness on the palate, with soft flavors and a little flabbiness, muted lemon and citrus fruit grows stronger on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • J Vineyards & Winery California Pinot Gris 2014

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    Ripe stone fruit and honeyed aromas on the nose with a floral note as well. This carries a nice spice in the mouth and is quite juicy, showing notes of peach and zippy acidity, with a clean long finish that's more creamy than spicy. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Tisdale Pinot Grigio NV

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    Very crisp for light wine. Great steal at the price it is. Read More

    Wine review by Khriz


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