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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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Brunellesco Pinot Grigio 2008
Brunellesco Pinot Grigio 2008

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

Alcohol: 12.5%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml

 

LCBO: 165704  Check Stock

Tomassi Tommasi Pinot Grigio Le Rosse 2007
Tomassi Tommasi Pinot Grigio Le Rosse 2007

I.G.T. Delle Venezie, Italy

Alcohol: 12%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml

 

LCBO: 910497  13 in stock

BC: 326488  2,071 in stock

SAQ: 10230555  162 in stock

Inniskillin Niagara Estate Pinot Grigio 2014
Inniskillin Niagara Estate Pinot Grigio 2014

Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

Alcohol: 12.5%  Sweetness: Dry  750 ml  Drink: 2014‐2017

Scrumptious Seafood Wine

 

LCBO: 348979  Check Stock

SAQ: 348979  Check Stock

Stocco Pinot Grigio 2008
Stocco Pinot Grigio 2008

D.O.C., Friuli Grave, Italy

Alcohol: 13.2%  Sweetness: Extra Dry  750 ml

 

LCBO: 135558  Check Stock

Gallo Family Vineyards Pinot Grigio 2008
Gallo Family Vineyards Pinot Grigio 2008

California, United States

Alcohol: 12%  750 ml

 

LCBO: 82594  Check Stock

BC: 749754  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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