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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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St. Pauls Pinot Grigio 2015
St. Pauls Pinot Grigio 2015

S├╝dtirol, Alto Adige D.O.C., Italy

Alcohol: 13%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2017‐2018

Splendid Salad Wine

 

LCBO: 391870  Check Stock

Maculan Pinot Grigio 2015
Maculan Pinot Grigio 2015

Veneto I.G.T., Italy

Alcohol: 13%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2015‐2017

Profound Pasta and Cream Sauce Wine

 

LCBO: 734921  Check Stock

Argento Pinot Grigio 2015
Argento Pinot Grigio 2015

Mendoza, Argentina

Alcohol: 13%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2015‐2018

 

LCBO: 620492  Check Stock

ANBL: 412  Check Stock

Kris Pinot Grigio 2010
Kris Pinot Grigio 2010

I.G.T., Delle Venezie, Veneto, Italy

Alcohol: 12.5%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2012‐2014

 

LCBO: 289546  Check Stock

BC: 151860  Check Stock

Ocopogo's Lair Pinot Grigio 2007
Ocopogo's Lair Pinot Grigio 2007

Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada

Alcohol: 14%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml

 

LCBO: 555555  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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