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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  • Bota Box Pinot Grigio 2015


    Second box of the Pinot Grigio. Love it. Tastes great,crisp,white and doesn't give me a headache. I'm sold. Will tell my friends! Read More

    Wine review by Linda Goy

  • Paco and Lola Albarino 2011


    Nice alternative to Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc. Nice citrus, passion fruit and works well with Thai. Read More

    Wine review by sbr1105

  • Sidewood Pinot Gris Adelaide Hills 2013


    Green apple, cream, peach and dried apricot aromas. Bursting with acidity on entry, this shows a lot of lively character and is full of stone fruit flavors of peach and apricot. Lemon zest and a hint of spice on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial

  • Nice find, Vino!Looks like a decent bottle of slurping wine...would be fun to ... ... it against a belle serra pinot grigio. Both around $10 or less I'd assum Read More

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  • As per your OP's title, JD, next a look at CA. From the Wine ... try other ... try other varietals such as Pinot Grigio, Riesling and Petite Sirah to name just a few,” says Robert P. (Bobby) Koch, President and CEO of Wine Institute, who points out that one of the best places to find out which wineries are producing these varietals is on Wine ... Read More

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  • Trying to recall a conversation we had a little while ago on this subject.Whats the most widely planted (acreage) and produced (bottles) red grape in CA, U.S., and worldwide?I seem to recall a Snooth article mentioning Grenache as the most widely planted red grape worldwide, but that was some years ago. I'm assuming it's Chardonnay for white? Read More

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  • V V - I joined the Scherrer wine newsletter to check them out.  Thanks for ... ... was even home-made wine (Pinot Grigio) that tasted decent, plus a really bad Virginia wine made with Concord grapes that one lady did enjoy - the rest of us poured it out after a tast Read More

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  • Yesterday was great.  I attended two wine tasting events; the first with ... ... starting with a Lagaria Pinot Grigio della Venezio, followed by a Orin Swift 'Corse' Vermentino, then a La Quercia Montepulciano D'Abruzzo, a Semifonte Rosso Pondere Ciona and finally the Tre Donne D'Arc blend.  I think we both bought the last one, plus several o... Read More

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  • Deer Creek Vineyards Pinot Gris 2014


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    Wine review by Irishczar13

  • Bottega Vinaia Trentino Pinot Grigio 2014


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    Wine review by RandyFisher

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