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My reviews of these Pinot Grigio white wines are updated weekly. These Pinot Grigio white wines offer great taste at a good price. You'll find a definition of Pinot Grigio wine at the bottom of this page as well as food pairings for Pinot Grigio in my wine matcher. This is just a small set of my reviews, but you can get all of them when you sign-up for my wine reviews.

 

Maculan Pinot Grigio 2008
D.O.C., Breganze, Veneto, Italy
Fausto Maculan is one of northern Italy’s finest producers. His wines are appreciated for their elegance and finesse. This Pinot Grigio is equally at home as a sipper. My note: Zippy, zesty and saucy: white peach and grapefruit. Straight-up, no oak, bring it on! Medium-bodied. Pinot Grigio food pairings: flavorful fish dishes, pasta in a simple sauce with a few slivers of black truffle, drizzle of truffle oil. Alcohol: 12.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Best Value White Wine  Price: $15.95 Score: 87/100

This Pinot Grigio was reviewed September 12, 2009 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 734921  Check Stock
 

Monkey Bay Pinot Grigio 2008
New Zealand
Vibrant and refreshing with notes of white melon, grapefruit, granny smith apple and lime. Closed with a screwcap. Pinot Grigio food pairings: vegetarian dishes, quiche. Alcohol: 13%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Price: $14.95 Score: 87/100

This Pinot Grigio was reviewed July 11, 2009 by Natalie MacLean

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Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio 2008
D.O.C., Valdadige, Italy
Lovely lemon, white melon and chives. Very refreshing and clean. The ultimate aperitif. Alcohol: 12%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Price: $16.95 Score: 88/100

This Pinot Grigio was reviewed March 2, 2010 by Natalie MacLean

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Collalto Pinot Grigio 2008
I.G.T., Delle Venezie, Veneto, Italy
Vintages Wine Panel: With more than a thousand years of family winemaking tradition, current owner Princess Isabella Collato de Croÿ has a legacy to uphold with her estate’s wines. This wine shows that the legacy is in very capable hands. Very pale straw in color, this PG displays floral, lime, pear and yellow plum aromas. It’s dry, medium-bodied with a soft texture and good depth of sweet citrus and orchard fruit flavors balanced by vibrant acidity. A shade more complex than most, this Grigio is refreshing on its own. My note: Lovely refreshment with notes of white melon, pink grapefruit and green apples. No heavy oak. Zesty and mouth-watering. Great aperitif. Pinot Grigio food pairings: fish-based risotto. Alcohol: 13%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Price: $18.95 Score: 89/100

This Pinot Grigio was reviewed October 10, 2009 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 135590  Check Stock
 

Ganton & Larsen Prospect Winery Ogopogo's Lair Pinot Grigio 2011
V.Q.A, Okanagan Valley, Bc, Canada
Crisp and clean with no oak. Aromas of white grapefruit and lemon. Medium-bodied. Good aperitif. Alcohol: 12%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2012‐2013  Price: $14.95 Score: 85/100

This Pinot Grigio was reviewed October 31, 2012 by Natalie MacLean

LCBO: 776545400017  Check Stock
 


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Pinot Grigio

Pinot Gris, called Pinot Grigio in Italy, is a white variant-clone of the red grape Pinot Noir. The Italian region of Friuli produces the best Pinot Grigio in a crisp, refreshing style. Other Italian regions produce it too but it can be over-cropped and taste insipid.

Benchmark Pinot Gris is best known from Alsace, France, where it’s known as Tokay d'Alsace (unrelated to Hungarian Tokay), and produces a full-bodied wine. In Oregon, vintners are shifting away from Chardonnay to produce a lively style of Pinot Gris.

Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio have delicate floral and citrus aromas such as lemon, lime, pear, melon and green apple. When oaked, they have notes of vanilla, almond, toast and smoke. Depending on how they’re made, they can be light- to medium-bodied with a tangy acidity or be more full-bodied with a rich, voluptuous texture.

They’re usually made in a bone-dry style, unoaked and unblended. The wine generally has a light straw color that may have a pink or salmon tinge. Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio make terrific aperitifs before a meal.

Pinot Gris, called Pinot Grigio in Italy, is a white variant-clone of the red grape Pinot Noir. The Italian region of Friuli produces the best Pinot Grigio in a crisp, refreshing style. Other Italian regions produce it too but it can be over-cropped and taste insipid.

Benchmark Pinot Gris is best known from Alsace, France, where it’s known as Tokay d'Alsace (unrelated to Hungarian Tokay), and produces a full-bodied wine. In Oregon, vintners are shifting away from Chardonnay to produce a lively style of Pinot Gris.

Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio have delicate floral and citrus aromas such as lemon, lime, pear, melon and green apple. When oaked, they have notes of vanilla, almond, toast and smoke. Depending on how they’re made, they can be light- to medium-bodied with a tangy acidity or be more full-bodied with a rich, voluptuous texture.

They’re usually made in a bone-dry style, unoaked and unblended. The wine generally has a light straw color that may have a pink or salmon tinge. Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio make terrific aperitifs before a meal.

Pair them with potato salad, liver paté, cheese, poultry, quiche, risotto with mushrooms, pizza, pork, shellfish, smoked fish, breaded veal cutlets.