The second most popular white wine in America, Pinot Grigio is a white wine that’s just as refreshing as a glass of cold lemonade on a summer’s day. It has a punchy acidity and refreshing flavours of green apples, lemons, limes and honeysuckle. Pinot Grigio is a blessing when it’s hot outside.
A lot of people believe that wine was born in Italy. Despite popular belief, it originated in France and that’s where its other name, Pinot Gris, it comes from. Unlike many white grapes that are green in colour, Pinot Grigio has a greyish blue hue and that’s where the name comes from.
Despite originating in France, the story of Pinot Gris hasn’t begun until it found its way to Switzerland and later to Northern Italy. Pinot Gris became Pinot Grigio and found wide success in almost every region of Northeastern Italy, Friuli, Trentino, Alto Adige, Lombardy and Veneto. Soon it became the most popular white wine in the country.
The wine pairs really well with light food. Fry fish and vegetables or order some sushi and you are set for the evening! If you are looking for a quality product, buy a bottle of Pinot Grigio wine in our wine, beer, and liquor store in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, or shop online and save time!