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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  • California

    Viticulture in California began in the 1700s as Spanish missionaries worked their way north fro...

  • France

    Perhaps no country evokes such strong associations with fine wine as does France. Its reputatio...

  • USA

    "American Wine" has existed since the first Europeans brought their vinous heritage and tradition...

  • Germany

    Germany is the producer of some of the most admired wines in the world. These are its Rieslings...

  • New Zealand

    The history of New Zealand wine-making dates back to the 1800s when settlers planted vines and ...

  • Veneto

    The Veneto, located in the north-east of Italy, is a region that contributes a significant perc...

  • Italy

    Wine in Italy is as much an integral part of everyday culture as love, family, cuisine and usin...

  • Alsace

    This region, wedged between the Rhine River and the Voges Mountains, is the product of a fascin...

  • Friuli-venezia Giulia

      Friuli-Venezia Giulia is located in the northeast corner of Italy, bordering Austria and S...

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  • Sullivan Vineyards

    Arriving in the Napa Valley in 1972, Jim and JoAnna Sullivan purchased property in Rutherford, wh...

  • Rockledge Vineyards

    High on the eastern slopes of Napa Valley just south of the town of St. Helena is a saddle covere...

  • 3 Blind Moose

    Truth be told, the moose aren’t blind. They just think it’s cool to share good wine with friends,...

  • Ca' Momi Wines

    "Ca’ Momi” wines are named for our family home in Northern Italy. The name also pays tribute to M...

  • Rex Goliath

    At age 70, I have had at least 50 yrs. of a glass of wine after my evening meals. Just recently,...

  • Cupcake Vineyards

    Our winery is located in Monterey County, California where warm days give way to cool nights a...

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Pinot Grigio on Snooth

  • Elk Cove Pinot Gris 2013

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    This is a really tasty Pinot Gris from Willamette. Similar to a high end Napa Sauv Blanc with soft lemon pith, ripe green apple, a touch of white grapefruit, nice mouth feel, really nice acidity, and a fairly long finish. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • Hey Snooth community. I've visited this site a few times over the years and ... of my favourite wines are pinot grigio, pinot noir, California Rhone-style (GSM) blends, spanish rose's and blends, Mosel region whites, and big-bodied cabs. Looking forward to chatting with you all! -DNa Read More

    Forum post in the topic Greetings from DTLA


  • Sockeye Winery Pinot Grigio Columbia Valley 2012

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    Grass, lemon, and peach collide on the nose and palate. Distant hints of citrus, apple, still more lemon. A delicious and acidic summer wine. Read More

    Wine review by Claudia Angelillo


  • Sockeye Winery Pinot Grigio Columbia Valley 2012

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    Steely, yet rich aromas of peach, apricot and lemon. Palate is fresh and lively, acidic but not overly so, with lemon zest, peaches, and the slightest bit of an autolytic finish. Nice wine. Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • Gaetano d'Aquino Garganega Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie 2004

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    Gaetano D'Aquino Pinot Grigio Dells Venezie Read More

    Wine review by Chaneel


  • Erath Pinot Gris 2013

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    Golden color. Banana and lemon zest on nose. A little weight and some spice on palate. Soft and fruity, but not big. Could age well. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith


  • Alois Lageder Riff Progetto Lageder Pinot Grigio 2013

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    Light body. Pear and lemon on nose. Nice acidity - light and crisp. More citrus notes rise as the wine opens up. Bright, vibrant. Read More

    Wine review by worldsmith


  • Tiefenbrunner Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie Vigneti Delle Dolomiti 2013

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    Really nice Italian pinot grigio. A bit more stone fruit and softer acidity than your normal pinot gris. This comes across more like a Napa Sauv Blanc, well balanced and fresh but not overly citrusy. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


  • In a world where extremes are becoming the paradigms for perfection its a ... ... grape has under the guise of Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris, it should be a fairly easy sell to consumers and the examples I tried were fabulously expressive of the variety but lighter and more elegant that one typically finds in a place where the grape takes on its... Read More

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  • Schloss Proschwitz Grauburgunder Spatlese Trocken 2011

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    Tight on the nose, with slow to emerge aromas of bitter almonds, minerals, gorgeous hints of vanilla and finally notes of apple. Big acids are obvious on entry followed by a midpalate that shows nice richness and power with fine depth of spice and tart orchard fruit flavors. Theres nice hint of polyphenolic bitterness on the moderately long fin... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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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

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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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