Pinot Grigio has long reigned as one of Americas favorite wines. And with nearly 12 million cases arriving stateside in 2019, it is by far the most-imported white wine. In senior editor Alison Napjus’s recent tasting report on Italian Pinot Grigios, she discovers current releases that go beyond the commonly found value-priced, sippable whites the grape is best known for. When grown in cooler terroirs and vinified to have more structure, Pinot Grigio can shine in a variety of styles—from light and crisp to rich and creamy. Find out which Italian appellations and producers to try to see what this grape is truly capable of making.
From the Apr 30, 2021, issue