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Italian Pinot Grigio: a journey through the diversity of the vine, the wine and the growing areas.
Italian Pinot Grigio is undoubtedly one of the most popular wines in the world. With its refreshing character and versatility, it has captured the hearts of wine lovers. But what makes this wine so unique? Let's dive into the world of Italian Pinot Grigio and discover the fascinating aspects of this grape, wine and different growing areas from South Tyrol to Sicily.

The Pinot Grigio grape is a variety of the Pinot family and is characterized by its thin skin and its gray or pink color. The vine is demanding and thrives best in temperate climates. In Italy, it is grown in several regions, each of which has its own unique influence on the taste and character of the wine.

In South Tyrol, in the northern part of Italy, where the Dolomites tower majestically over the vineyards, some of the country's most outstanding Pinot Grigio wines can be found. The cool climate and mineral-rich soils give the wines vibrant acidity, crisp freshness and notes of green apples and citrus.

Further south, in Veneto, Pinot Grigio is grown in a slightly warmer climate. Wines from this region are known for their round and soft character with flavors of pears, peaches and flowers. Veneto Pinot Grigio is often fruitier and has a milder acidity, making it a pleasant accompaniment to a variety of dishes.

Another important region for Pinot Grigio is Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Here, near the border with Slovenia, the vine thrives in the hills, providing fresh and fragrant wines with aromas of green apples, citrus and herbs. Wines from this region are often mineral and have a pronounced acidity that emphasizes their liveliness.

Traveling further south, we come to Tuscany, where Pinot Grigio is also grown. Here we encounter elegant wines with notes of ripe fruit, flowers and a gentle acidity. Tuscan Pinot Grigio is often a bit more full-bodied and has a soft finish.

Overall, Italian Pinot Grigio offers a fascinating range of flavor profiles and styles influenced by region, terroir and winemakers. Whether you're looking for a light and zesty wine for a relaxing afternoon or prefer a full-bodied companion for a festive meal, there's a Pinot Grigio from Italy to suit your taste.

Italian Pinot Grigio is undoubtedly a wine that will appeal to both seasoned wine lovers and novices alike. With its freshness, versatility and wide range of flavors, it is the perfect companion for many occasions. Enjoy a glass of Pinot Grigio and let the diversity of Italy enchant you in your own home. - Gerardo [TS06/23]


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´Sanct Valentin´ · Pinot-Grigio DOC 2021, St. Michael-Eppan, Südtirol

Sanct Valentin · Pinot-Grigio DOC 2021, St. Michael-Eppan


St. Michael-Eppan, South Tyrol
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´Hill´ · Pinot-Grigio DOC 2022, Nals-Margreid, Südtirol

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Nals-Margreid, South Tyrol
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Pinot Grigio DOC 2023, Schreckbichl, Südtirol

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Schreckbichl, South Tyrol
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´Punggl´ · Pinot-Grigio DOC 2021, Nals-Margreid, Südtirol

Punggl · Pinot-Grigio DOC 2021, Nals-Margreid


Nals-Margreid, South Tyrol
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Pinot-Grigio DOC 2023, Kellerei Girlan, Südtirol

Pinot-Grigio DOC 2023, Kellerei Girlan


Kellerei Girlan, South Tyrol
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´Gris´ · Pinot Grigio Friuli Isonzo DOC 2020, Lis Neris, Friaul

Gris · Pinot Grigio Friuli Isonzo DOC 2020, Lis Neris


Lis Neris, Friuli
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