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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.
The Grigio style is achieved by harvest ... more
IGT delle Venezie, one of Italy's best-known wine appellations, has been made famous by the ocean of crisp, light Pinot Grigio Delle Venezie that makes its way westwards to the United Kingdom and the United States from north-eastern Italy each year.
The Venezie in the title is not Venice (the historic city of canals, islands and bridges) but the Tre Venezie (the 'three Venices') – Venezia Euganea, Venezia Giulia and Venezia Tridentina. These are the names of three Italian administrative regions which existed between 1866 and 1919 and correspond to the modern-day regions of Veneto, Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Trentino-Alto Adige. The I ... more
Veneto IGT – the region-wide IGT (Indicazione Geografica Tipica) title for the Veneto region of north-eastern Italy – is one of the country's most widely used appellations. It covers a broad range of wine styles from Veneto, the engine room of Italy's wine industry. Each year, a substantial number of reds, whites and r ... more
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