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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  • Della Scala Pinot Grigio 2014

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    About $8 crisp light Pinot Grigio, elegant finish a blend of white fruit and minerality, I can see drinking this outdoors on a hot summer night, nice wine Read More

    Wine review by joebernardinoATyahoo


  • Amour here......YEAH!!!       WELCOME BACK DEAR ... ... all love Pinot Gris / Pinot Grigio (Italy). I served a group of them some really cheap Pinot Grigio and they were asking for more.......they all got an extra bottle to take home!  It was CUTLER CREEK PINOT GRIGIO COLOMBARD! Read More

    Forum post in the topic Time to return


  • I'll let OT comment on your Explorer conundrum.  ;-)Look forward to ... ... impression is that the pinot grigio thing in North America and even Europe peaked a while ago. But I have no direct access to industry stats on its sales by market right now, so maybe it's revived, for all I know. Is what she/they drink mostly that Italian (mostly) pl... Read More

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  • I have actually missed not being on the Snooth forums for some years, not sure what happened but when Snooth stopped working on Explorer [well on my laptop anyway, I lost a bit of momentumBut I am still doing a lot of work in the wine industry and enjoying plenty of great wine.I am located in Adelaide South Australia and home is only an hour fro... Read More

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  • Tiamo Pinot Grigio Venezia

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    White blossom and potpourri on the very floral nose. Somewhat thin and mellow in the mouth with more floral notes, some mild lemon and a demurringly tart finish that is ever so slightly creamy. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • RCKR 1951...the Starling Castle from the Mosel, Germany, has, clearly, a ... ... Vineyards PInot Grigio  (American).....DELICIOUS AND UNDER FIVE DOLLARS...omg!!!IT PAYS TO KNOW YOUR WINES....seriously!!!!! Read More

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  • HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017 TO EVERYONE FROM ME, amour!It is clearly a great pleasure to re-join you all,  after a long and very busy impasse (and thank the high heavens above, a healthy impasse!)Lovely to see the wine veterans here in action and equally lovely to meet the new wine lovers on the block!Here am I, amour, in the photo, at my home, having s... Read More

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  • King Estate Pinot Gris Oregon 2013

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    No written review

    Wine review by bobvree


  • A To Z Pinot Gris 2015

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    I love Pinot Gris from the US. It has much more body than the same varietal from other parts of the world. Except Italy of course. This one is well made. The winery really gives it lots of fruit, balanced citrus and a little left over sugar as a treat. Read More

    Wine review by sbr1105


  • Terramore Pinot Grigio 2016

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    As with most Italian wine this wine tilts to more of a reserved style. This is fresh and paired well with apps.,turkey and ham at Christmas Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


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