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Best Pinot Grigio Wine

My reviews and ratings of Pinot Grigio wines are updated weekly. Pinot Grigio is a refreshing, zesty white wine that offers great taste at a reasonable price: I list all of the best Pinot Grigio wines that I recommend, along with my tasting notes, scores, food pairings and recipe matches.

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Luna Nuda Pinot Grigio 2018
Luna Nuda Pinot Grigio 2018

Alto Adige Trentino I.G.T., Italy

Alcohol: 12.5%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2020‐2021

Profound Pasta and Cream Sauce Wine

 

LCBO: 401232  2,645 in stock

Cormòns Pinot Grigio 2008
Cormòns Pinot Grigio 2008

D.O.C., Isonzo Del Friuli, Italy

Alcohol: 13%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml

 

LCBO: 734038  Check Stock

Borgo Magredo Pinot Grigio 2006
Borgo Magredo Pinot Grigio 2006

Doc Friuli, Grave, Italy

Alcohol: 13%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml

 

LCBO: 72389  Check Stock

Magnotta Winery Venture Series Pinot Grigio 2016
Magnotta Winery Venture Series Pinot Grigio 2016

Ontario, Canada

Alcohol: 12.5%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2017‐2019

 

LCBO: 574533  Check Stock

Eugenio Collavini Viticultori Pinot Grigio 2017
Eugenio Collavini Viticultori Pinot Grigio 2017

Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

Alcohol: 12.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2018‐2020

 

LCBO: 33340  Check Stock

BC: 661348  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.

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