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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  • Argentina is a key player on the 21st century wine scene. Hands down, the ... ... ... dusty and drying. Pinot GrigioCallia Alta Pinot Grigio Argentina 2016Lively floral notes of quince, pear, apple and peach on the nose. This is smooth, delicate and a touch zesty on the palate with fresh fruit notes of peach, apple and grapefruit, excellent b... Read More

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  • Really Big Al ;- I have had and enjoyed two wines from Chateau Tayac in Margaux ... had an Australian chardonnay/pinot grigio blend frm Hardys that somebody else provid Read More

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  • A normal topic for christmas time that is missing this year. I have an 2009 Mont Redon CdP that I'll serve with prime rib. I'm really looking forward to it. Read More

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  • Callia Alta Pinot Grigio Argentina 2016

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    Lively floral notes of quince, pear, apple and peach on the nose. This is smooth, delicate and a touch zesty on the palate with fresh fruit notes of peach, apple and grapefruit, excellent balance and a pleasant spice on the finish. Wonderful presentation of the grape. 91 pts Read More

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  • Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie 2016

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    Christmas gift 2017. Read More

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  • Robert Mondavi Private Selection Pinot Grigio 2016

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    Christmas gift 2017. Worked well with fish tacos. Read More

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  • Smoking Loon Pinot Grigio 2016

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  • Smoking Loon Pinot Grigio 2015

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  • Pullus Pinot Grigio 2016

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    Binny's 11/17. Read More

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  • But then again 2012 and 2014 are hardly all that much 'older vintage's ... ... and drink now!').Pinot Grigio, what's to be said. My first experience was with travel damaged versions back at the beginning of the '80s, and wasn't impressed. If I've had (only) 100 bottles since then, maybe five, at most, were memorable. Even pinot gris from good... 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

    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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