Pinot Grigio is a dry White Wine and after Chardonnay, it is the most popular wine variety. It was introduced in 1979 and serves as a wonderful alternative to creamy and buttery Chardonnay. On a hot summer day, there is nothing better than a refreshing glass of Pinot Grigio. It packs an acidic punch with dominant flavors of lemons, green apples, limes, peaches, pears and honeysuckle.
It has its originations in France where it is called “Pinot Gris”. In Italy, Pinot Gris became Pinot Grigio where it became a raging success, particularly in the Lombardy, the Veneto, Friuli, Trentino and Alto Adige regions of North-eastern Italy. From here, the wine went on to become the most popular white wine throughout Italy, and the most popular imported wine in the USA.
Leading the way, these are some of the most popular Pinot Grigio brands from around the world.
Barefoot Pinot Grigio
This is a light-bodied classic drink from California with a crisp and bright finish. This Pinot Grigio offers lovely tart green apple flavors with undertones of fresh, white peaches. The floral blossoms and citrus aromas really lift the whole experience. It pairs perfectly with chicken, pasta and pizza.
Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio
This is a white, dry wine with a straw-yellow hue. It gives off an intense aroma and has the appealing flavors of Golden Delicious Apples. Authentic, refreshing, crisp and well-balanced it has a flavorful personality that is unparalleled. You can pair it with a variety of dishes including white meats, fresh cheeses, chicken, salads and grilled fish.
Cavit Pinot Grigio
A stylish, sophisticated and versatile wine from wine-makers having a pedigree of over 50 years, this is a crisp and light drink with alluring fruit flavors. The delicious and refreshing flavors of citrus and green apple are on the offering by Cavit – The Number 1 Italian Wine in America! A wonderful aperitif, it goes splendidly well with chicken, pasta and fresh seafood dishes.
Bota Box Pinot Grigio
From California, Bota Box Pinot Grigio is a dry, light-bodied wine with the enticing aromas of white peaches, nectarine and citrus. The finish is soothingly clean and refreshing with floral, peach and pineapple notes. This is perfect after a long day at work or a warm summer hike. Pair it with dinner entrees like pork stir-fry or grilled chicken salad and take your drinking and dining experience up a notch.
Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio
Sourced from Italy, this dry and light-bodied wine is produced with fruits from the renowned Venezie region that is ideal for producing crisp and elegant Pinot Grigios. Ecco Domani features light citrus and delicate floral aromas that are complemented by hints of tropical fruit flavors. The finish is crisp and refreshing. You can imbibe it neat or pair it with foods – it goes well with almost any dish!
Yellow Tail Pinot Grigio
This versatile wine hails from Australia and showcases lovely aromas and flavors of passionfruit, red apple and pear. Fresh and zesty, it is a dry, light-bodied drink that you can savour with Asian-inspired food.
Black Box Pinot Grigio
This Pinot Grigio is light-bodied and dry and hails from California comes with lovely aromas of honeydew, green apple and pear. Juicy citrus and delicious apple flavors with hints of lime lead to a bright, refreshing and delicious finish. Pair it with white fish, chicken, salad or oysters and relish!
Ruffino Lumina Pinot Grigio
From Italy, the boutique is complex and refreshing, with delicate notes of sage and mint, bright aromas of pineapple, white peach and tropical fruit. It is medium-bodied, light and dry. The drink is well balanced between acidity and fresh fruit profile of apples and pears along with elegant minerality that is typical of this Pinot Grigio.
KRIS Pinot Grigio
This Pinot Grigio from Italy packs colorful aromas and flavors. This wine is busting with the appealing aromas of acacia flowers, citrus, tangerine, and hints of almonds as well as apricots. Bold, refreshing, light-bodied and dry, the finish is long and laced with delightful flavors of honey and orange blossom. It is best had with pasta, risotto, salmon, grilled white meat or roasted vegetables.
Belvino Pinot Grigio
From Veneto, Italy, this wine is crisp and ranges from light to medium-bodied. It emanates fresh ripe apple and pear aromas and fruity flavors of exotic pears and ripe apples. It leads to a hint of peach mid-way and finishes off with the elderflower. Refreshing and light, it is a great option for a hot summer day!
Tesoro Della Regina Pinot Grigio
This rich wine from Northern Italy is supremely elegant with lovely lychee and peach notes on the nose with bright flavors of green apple on the palate with slight traces of citrus and minerality to make for a nice balance. It will definitely become your go-to summer wine! With a perfect balance of dryness and fruitiness, it compliments well with seafood, greens and salads.
Conte Priola Pinot Grigio
This is another wonderful Northern Italian wine with citrus and fruity flavors, with just a hint of sweetness. Crisp, dry and light-bodied this wine is affordable and provides excellent value for money!
Low Hanging Fruit Pinot Grigio
From California, is a fresh and easy to drink light-bodied and dry wine. It starts with flavors of citrus, tart green apple, juicy pear, along with delicate floral notes. This is followed by a finish that is light and crisp. You can imbibe this on its own or pair it with chicken, pasta, greens or salads to elevate the experience of food and drink.
Pacific Peak Pinot Grigio
This gorgeous wine abounds with aromas of green apple, pineapple and enticing vanilla. On the flavor side, it offers a delightful blend of honey, grass and silky citrus to the palate. You can carry this wine anywhere and have it on the go when you fancy a good drink.
La Delizia Pinot Grigio
La Delinza was established in 1931. Today it is one of the largest winemaking facilities in the Friuli Venezia Giulia region. La Delizia is straw-yellow in color with wildflower and acacia aromas. The palate is clean and offers floral and fruity flavors of ripe peach and crisp grapefruit. Excellent as an aperitif, this light-bodied and dry wine serve as the ideal accompaniment to shellfish and fish dishes and salads and greens too.
Conte Fini Pinot Grigio
From Veneto, Italy this wine has lively and vibrant fruit flavors of ripe apple with lychee undertones. Dry and crisp, this wine features a finely balanced acidity and smooth finish. Pair it with seafood and pasta and light salads.
Pour Haus Pinot Grigio
This is an all-round good wine, with bright stone fruit and pear flavors, with just the right acidity leading into a crisp and clean finish. Blended to perfection, it will delight any Oenophile!
Recas Castle Pinot Grigio
This wine hails from Transylvania in Eastern Europe, which is really turning into a region offering great values in recent years. This is a delicious white wine which is crisp, bright and bursting with fruit flavors from ripe apple and pear notes. A wonderful compliment to light seafood and pasta, you’re missing out if you don’t dry it out!
Zenato Pinot Grigio
This is one of the most popular Pinot Grigio from the house of Zenato. It is produced from grapes grown in the heartland of Delle Venezie IGT in Italy. This lemon-green hued wine is accessible, delicately scented with aromas of key limes and white peaches with subtle undertones of green apples and grains of paradise.
On the palate, it is dominated by fresh citrus and green fruit flavors. The finish is lingering, long and pleasant. Balanced and harmonious, it is a great choice for any mood and occasion!
Jermann Pinot Grigio
Jermann is one of the most legendary producers of wine-based out of Italy’s northeastern Friuli-Venezia Giulia region. The wine is left to age on the lees in stainless steel tanks for about six months which helps maintain the fresh fruitiness of the wine.
Intense straw-yellow in color, the aroma is intense and fruity. Its taste is velvety, dry, full and rich with flavors of beeswax and honey along with quince, kumquat, and ginger. The finish is long, floral and satisfying!
Livio Felluga Pinot Grigio
This is perhaps the most popular varietal from the famed producers of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region. This straw-yellow with a light golden-hued Pinot Grigio is super elegant, intense, harmonious, complex and enveloping. It offers fruity aromas of white melon, banana, pear, apricot, peach and floral aromas contributed by orange blossom, jasmine, daisy and white wisteria.
On the palate, it is crisp, fresh velvety smooth and long with delightfully persisting aromas. It is particularly good with shellfish, risotto, greens and baked vegetables.
Voga Pinot Grigio
This is Pinot Grigio as it should be. It is opulent and elegant, with subtle aromas of yellow apples, pear, peach pulp with hints of white flowers. The palate is light and clean which leads to spring water like finish, along with the trademark minerality.
It is tasty as an aperitif, but it pairs beautifully with light seafood and chicken. It is a flawless match with sushi and rich, creamy pasta.
Pighin Pinot Grigio Friuli
Pighin Pinot is straw-yellow in color with light amber tinges. The aroma is fruity and floral with notes of pineapple, banana and wisteria blossom that will delight your senses. In the mouth, it is dry with great balance and body. It is traditionally paired with fish dishes but tastes equally good with vegetable soups, risottos and white meats.