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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  • Also looking good was this earlier circular from Chambers Street. Oregon ... of barrel space, a bit of Pinot grigio if I have enough for Ramato), but the overall approach is still to make a fresh lively white wine that is best consumed in the first year or two after production.” I consumed a good amount of this wine during my stay at Cameron w... Read More

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  • Decided to spin this out from another thread to keep things clear and more easily accessible.Please post your recommendations here. Will add my own when I have a spare moment.... Read More

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  • Hi, Al! Thank you so much for welcoming me to the forum :-)I'm a big fan of Pinot Grigio and a friend of mine, who has a channel on Youtube all about Rosé wines, introduced me to them, I really like those, too! I've noticed that as I've tried wines, my tastes have expanded and changed. I was a "sweet wine" scaredy-cat for years, but I don't shy ... Read More

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  • I'm a musician, an unusual combination of tenor sax and vocalist, I'm also a songwriter and have a studio where I record and produce original music as well as create other forms of media (graphics, photography, illustration).My latest and 8th studio album is specifically something I wrote and arranged songs for the Wine-lovers I typically perfor... Read More

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  • La Stoppa Trebbiolo Rosso 2014

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    Here the blend is based on between 55-70 percent Barbera and 30-45 percent Croatina (known locally as Bonarda). The wines tend to be softly flavored and well rounded with distinctive cherry. This was given to me by a new friend Therese, she knows her stuff Read More

    Wine review by jamessulis


  • Pudding River Wine Cellars Pinot Gris Willamette Valley 2007

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    Dense, full-bodied and incredibly lush, with tropical fruit, pear, ginger, freesia and warm spices. On the palate, youll enjoy the fresh, crisp acids and luscious, full, round flavors. Read More

    Wine review by AnnetteSolomon


  • Mezzacorona Pinot Grigio 2012

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    No written review

    Wine review by FFLADY


  • Banfi le Rime Toscana 2016

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    Citrus, melon and lemongrass with a slight viscosity and decent acidity make this a fun wine to drink. 86 points - drink now - Paul Read More

    Wine review by rckr1951


  • Feudo di Santa Tresa Purato Pinot Grigio 2013

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    I always was skeptical about so called organic wines... but this one is really nice for it's price. Read More

    Wine review by ApelsecS


  • La Crema Monterey Pinot Gris 2015

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    Very nicely ripe but a bit bitter from what seems to be overextraction. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


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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?

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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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