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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  • Butterfly Kiss Pinot Grigio Pink 2012


    No written review

    Wine review by baileyshell

  • OK, I know I mentioned a trip to Colmar France in another thread but I may not ... comes in somewhere between a pinot grigio and a sauv blanc but with a bit more depth and character.This is a Nebbiolo based red that is made in the Amarone style, hence the 15.5% abv, but didn't really show much heat.Finishing the spending spree was this Massoli... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?

  • King Estate Acrobat Pinot Gris 2014


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    Wine review by RandyFisher

  • The Jeff Hill story is something, isn't it?  InVino has been selling ... about.  Chianti, CdR, Pinot Grigio, the possibilities are endless, if somewhat limiting in other ways.&nbs Read More

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  • King Estate Pinot Gris 2014


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    Wine review by mychalannie

  • This morning I was pontificating in the coffee shop about wine bottle labeling.  My buddy, being the the ex-lawyer type, asked a lawyer question.  Who monitors this stuff?I then realized that I had never heard of anybody (OK, I'm talking domestically, here.) being accused of say:Labeling a bottle as "Cabernet Sauvignon" and, then, being caught f... Read More

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  • Kris Pinot Grigio 2014


    Meijer's 5/23/16. Very good deck wine, enjoyed with Jim and Becky, on the occasion of our first warm Spring evening of 2016. Read More

    Wine review by raindance

  • Frogs Leap Chardonnay Napa Valley 2009


    I was blown away by this wine. It may be that others score higher or lower, but ... ... it's different - oh say pinot grigio different. Rick was the first to say so - I cautiously waited, but except for the lemongrass throughout and small creamy notes on the nose this is totally PG. A golden hay liquid with green melons, grapefruit, lemongrass... Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951

  • Christian Patat Pecorino 2014


    A Naked Wines selection. Pale silver gold in the glass; opens with persimmon, ... to a Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigi Read More

    Wine review by puhnner

  • Barefoot Pinot Grigio 2014


    Crystal clear, and coloring that is grassy/yellow in tone. Aromas of apple, pear and clean citrus waft about and flavors follow suit.....crisp, clean fruit, refreshing soft acidity and a light, slightly carbonated mouthfeel makes this a simply excellent value Pinot Gris that is fully deserving of the consistent awards bestowed upon it! Read More

    Wine review by chriscage

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