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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  • Lindeman's Pinot Grigio Bin 85 2014

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    The wine is a classic, very light coloration so typical of a Pinot Grigio. The nose exhibits lovely aromas of pear, rose petals and a bit of apple blossom. The taste is quite refreshing, with lovely crisp fruit up front, pear, apple and white grapefruit that transition to some nice earthy elements of iron, peat and granite. The finish is quit... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • Welcome to the Snooth Forum, Terese.  We're very pleased to meet ... ... ... at all about it at all.Pinot Grigios from Northern Italy are usually very light, crisp wines with fruit flavors of green apple, lemon or, maybe tropical.  They are not particularly complex wines, and, generally, are more candidates for drinking on release rather than... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Favola Pinot Grigio 2005


  • Rapido Pinot Grigio 2013

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    Easy review, awful. Actually served at an upscale restaurant! Read More

    Wine review by Ceegun


  • I have received a beautiful bottle of Favola Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie IGT vintage 2005. Does anyone have information on this wine that they would be willing to share?? Taste profile, aging process, the vineyard in Italy??  Read More

    Forum post in the topic Favola Pinot Grigio 2005


  • Long Shadows Rose Julia's Dazzle 2014

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    No written review

    Wine review by ejb7777


  • Yesterday I enjoyed another nice massage followed by lunch at Seasons 52. ... ... quickly after tasting the Pinot Grigio (I really noticed the pear flavor) and the Chardonnay (non-oaked).   For the full glass I had the Charles & Charles Cabernet Blend from Washington State.  It was in the red flight menu but they let you switch around wines if... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • Orange wine is something I feel I have read about more often than I have seen ... ... Blanc with Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and Riesling Italico in a traditional Georgian terra-cotta qvevri jar. This full bodied wine was an amber color in the glass. It had good acidity and it showed primarily nutty aromas with apricot and orange zest, a bit of ... Read More

    From the article Ditch Your Rose: Orange Wine Is Burning Hot


  • Wild Horse Pinot Grigio 2005

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    No written review

    Wine review by 30dferry


  • Bozen Pinot Grigio 2014

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    Some salinity and mineral aromas with some fruit flavors of apricot and pear. Burst of fruit flavor in the mouth with flavors of pear and lemon, buoyant acidity and a driving citrus finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Giesen Pinot Gris 2014

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    Peach and honey aromas are inviting and quite pronounced. Clean palate of sugared lemon, tart lemon and a tart acidity with a bit of a melon note coming through under the acidity which is quite fresh in the front of the mouth. The finish is a bit hot with a neutral wooded note. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


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  • Can I buy Sycamore Lane Pinot Grigio On Line? Can't find it in our area. Only at a Resteraunt. Please E Mail me info. Thanx

    Comment by 673915Susan Benedetti 673915 Susan Benedetti


  • I'm looking for the Pinot that comes in the triangular pink bottle. Any ideas?

    Comment by 585578suzieweibel 585578 suzieweibel


  • looking for 2008 pinot grigio from vendemmia, bottle has delle venezie and villagiachi

    Comment by 354303als pal 354303 als pal


  • Am seeking a Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio in the Bundaberg region if anyone is able to assist with retail outlets?

    Comment by 269746shima8 269746 shima8


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