While Italy is the home of Pinot Grigio, almost every region is now offering a version of this popular grape variety. Below is a snapshot of what to expect from PGs produced in other climates. All different, but true to the PGs simplicity. Worth exploring, even if that’s a bit out of character for PG drinkers.
Graffigna is fuller and more flavourful than its Italian cousins. A very tasty medium-bodied wine that would fit nicely – and delight most, in any drinking situation. Reasonable price too.
GRAFFIGNA 16 Pinot Grigio, Argentina 164756 $12.95
I love the zingy, almost spritzy feeling in Big House. So alive, refreshing and playful. A tad candied, so sure to be a huge hit for party sloshing.
BIG HOUSE 16 Pinot Grigio, California 237271 $11.95
Lindeman’s wine is a dead ringer for most of the Italian Pinot Grigios – tart, low-flavoured, and basic refreshment. Needs a big thirst.
LINDEMAN’S 16 Pinot Grigio ‘Bin 85’ Australia 668947 $11.10
Niagara’s Vieni is fab. Lovely delicate flavours with green apple zest – and a classy feeling. A bracing aperitif, or partner for seafood.
VIENI 16 Pinot Grigio, NSW, VQA Vinemount, Niagara 492322 $14.95