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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  • In the Alto Adige the ones I mentioned are those that I've tried recently, but other reliable producers up there include Terlan(o), Andrian(o), Elena Walch, Abbacia di Novacella, Tramin and St. Paul's.For ramato, Attems is probably the most widely available, although as you can see from the article I preferred their non-ramato PG. Neither Di Len... Read More

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  • Yesterday we conducted another wine tasting party at our friends Sally & ... two Viogniers, a Riesling, a Pinot Grigio, a Norton, a Cabernet Franc, and a Merlot / Cabernet Franc blend.  The favorite of the group was our 2012 Glen Manor T. Ruth - the Merlot / Cabernet Franc red blend.  We brought the prize bottle (2009 Muse Vineyards Clio, whic... Read More

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  • If I'm going to drink PG it's from Northern Italy also. I don't drink many either.  Although there have times when Yalumba makes a decent PG. Read More

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  • Have to say that the majority of the PG we had in Alsace was really good, unfortunately, I haven't found any of those here in the States. Checking my tasting notes we have had some fairly decent Gris from Willamette and since we'll be there for the week of the 4th, we can do some more in depth analysis. I have also had a Balletto and an Arista f... Read More

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  • The Alto Adige is where I was talking about having had good pinot grigio further north, up towards the Dolomites and the Tyrol. In some ways similar to Savoie in France where you get all those alpine flowery notes and minerality and other points of interest in relatively unknown whites.Mike, you mentionZemmer,Castelfeder, andDonna Almafrom the A... Read More

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  • Speaking to OT's point, of course the Radikon is really nice with skin contact. Any other producers in that upper echelon Mike? Read More

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  • If your starting point is Bella Sera, or Cavit, or Bolla, in fairness you'd have to compare these to Woodbridge or Barefoot other varietals (i.e. they all suck).If you seek premium high quality in other wines, then it's only fair to do the same w/ PG... Read More

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  • Bella Serra Pinot Grigio, great cooking wine! Read More

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  • Haven't read Mike's blogpiece yet, but am with you OT, and my response to the OP's question in the header is 'as a rule, no'. On top of those issues you mention I also often encounter damaged bottles so you take a lesser, weaker generic wine to start with and drop it even closer to zero.Good pinot gris or grigio does, however, exist. Good ones i... Read More

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  • Tell that to the importers! We can only drink what they offer us. Read More

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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

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

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

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

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