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 Pinot Grigio Wine

Pinot Grigio is more than just the Italian name for the Pinot Gris grape variety; it also embodies stylistic differences. 'Pinot Grigio' wines are typically quite different from 'Pinot Gris' wines, even though they are made from the same variety. The difference is so well established that the two are often treated as distinct varieties.

The refreshing Pinot Grigio style has enjoyed great success in various countries, most recently the United States, (where it is fondly nicknamed 'Greej') and Australia. The most common descriptors of the style are 'light', 'crisp' and 'dry'. These characteristics are complemented by aroma notes citing lemon, green apple and blossoms.

Pinot Grigio
Ripe Pinot Grigio Grapes

The Grigio style is achieved by harvesting the grapes relatively early, which helps to retain the variety's naturally high acidity. To retain freshness and 'zing', fermentation and storage typically take place in stainless-steel tanks. If barrels were used, this would add palate weight and sweet vanilla-like aromas, which would detract significantly from the clean, simple style. Pinot Grigio wines are almost always intended for consumption within a year or two of harvest, so extended cellaring is neither required nor advisable.

North-eastern Italy (Veneto, Friuli-Venezia-Giulia and Trentino-Alto Adige) remains the world epicenter of Pinot Grigio production; the region exports vast quantities of the wine each year, mostly to the United Kingdom and US. In some parts of Italy, the variety is used to make sparkling wines, although it is notably absent from the nation's most serious sparkling style, Franciacorta.

Some wineries in the New World have chosen to produce both Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris wines, in contrasting styles. Wines labelled as Pinot Grigio are made in a crisp, dry style, whereas those labelled Pinot Gris are richer, weightier and more complex both in terms of mouthfeel and aromatics. Each style has its place in the wine spectrum; the former performs well as an aperitif, the latter is more of a food wine.

Synonyms include: Pinot Gris.

Popular blends include: Pinot Grigio – Zibibbo.

Food matches include:
Europe: Zuppa di vongole (clam soup); goat cheese, rocket & walnut salad
Asia: Crispy garlic and chili prawns; avocado and tofu salad; gyoza (dumplings)
Americas: Fish tacos; conchitas a la Parmesana (Parmesan-gratinated scallops)
Australasia/Oceania: Deep-fried calamari salad; grilled green-lipped mussels
Africa/Middle East: Falafel with tabbouleh (parsley salad)


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Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio Alto Adige, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy Alto Adige - Sudtirol $21 197
Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio delle Venezie IGT, Italy delle Venezie IGT $10 1015
Alois Lageder 'Riff' Pinot Grigio delle Venezie IGT, Italy delle Venezie IGT $10 1717
Voga Pinot Grigio, Italy Italy $10 1742
Ruffino Lumina Pinot Grigio Venezia Giulia IGT, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy Venezia Giulia IGT $8 2186
Jermann Pinot Grigio Venezia Giulia IGT, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy Venezia Giulia IGT $23 2197
Cavit Pinot Grigio delle Venezie IGT, Italy delle Venezie IGT $6 2451
Kris Pinot Grigio, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy Trentino-Alto Adige $11 2461
Ramona Singer Pinot Grigio delle Venezie IGT, Italy delle Venezie IGT $13 2545
Livio Felluga Pinot Grigio Colli Orientali del Friuli, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy Colli Orientali del Friuli $25 2834
Donini Collezione Pinot Grigio delle Venezie IGT, Italy delle Venezie IGT $6 2837
Maso Canali Pinot Grigio Trentino, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy Trentino $16 2986
Barone Fini Pinot Grigio Alto Adige, Trentino-Alto Adige Italy Alto Adige - Sudtirol $11 3068
Bolla Pinot Grigio delle Venezie IGT, Italy delle Venezie IGT $6 3218
Barefoot Cellars Pinot Grigio, California, USA California $5 3405
Villa Masetti Pinot Grigio Verona IGT, Veneto, Italy Verona IGT $13 3660
Castello Banfi Pinot Grigio San Angelo Toscana IGT, Tuscany, Italy Toscana IGT $16 3702
Stella Pinot Grigio, Umbria, Italy Umbria $8 3745
Bollini Pinot Grigio, Trentino, Italy Trentino $13 3876
Santi 'Sortesele' Pinot Grigio delle Venezie IGT, Italy delle Venezie IGT $11 3945
Caposaldo Pinot Grigio Veneto IGT, Italy Veneto IGT $10 4321
Attems Pinot Grigio Venezia Giulia IGT, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy Venezia Giulia IGT $16 4335
Vina Baccana Pinot Grigio Friuli Grave, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy delle Venezie IGT $13 4463
Alois Lageder Pinot Grigio Sudtirol - Alto Adige, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy Alto Adige - Sudtirol $15 4521
Sycamore Lane Pinot Grigio, California, USA California $6 4695
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