Pinot Grigio 101: A Refreshing, Vibrant, & Zesty Varietal

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Pinot Grigio 101: A Refreshing, Vibrant, & Zesty Varietal

A bottle of low alcohol Sidney Pinot Grigio.

Pinot Grigio is a zesty white wine with leading flavours of lime, lemon, apple, nectarine, and pear. Depending on where the grapes are grown, you may also experience subtle notes of honeysuckle and a saline-like minerality. Join us in this Wine 101 blog as we uncover intriguing facts about Pinot Grigio and present some enticing wine recommendations for you to savour this season. 

Did You Know? Fun Facts About Pinot Grigio

  • Citrus Sensation: Pinot Grigio is renowned for its vibrant citrus flavour profile and invigorating acidity, making it the perfect pairing for sunny days and al fresco dining. 
  • Rosé Potential: This grayish-purple grape is a variation of Pinot Noir, so it can be used in Rosé too! ​ 
  • Dry and Crisp: Unlike its sweeter counterpart, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio often has a less sweet profile thanks to its high acidity. This makes it a versatile option for pairing with a variety of dishes. 
  • Perfect Pairings: When it comes to food pairings, Pinot Grigio goes exceptionally well with lighter pasta dishes, seafood, salads, chicken, and delicate risottos, enhancing the flavours of your meal with each sip.

Top Picks: Pinot Grigio Recommendations

Ready to explore the world of Pinot Grigio? Here are some fresh wine recommendations for wine enthusiasts seeking a refreshing sip. 

Sidney Pinot Grigio: Deliciously refreshing with less alcohol and a lively spritz. Experience delightful notes of white peach, pink grapefruit, and Meyer lemon.  

Jackson-Triggs Proprietors’ Selection Pinot Grigio: Smooth, light-bodied, and crisp on the finish. Notes of peach are complemented by citrus with a floral finish. 

OPEN Pinot Grigio: Aromas of green apples, tangerine, and subtle hints of vanilla. Off-dry sweetness is balanced with mouth-watering acidity. 

Sandbanks Pinot Grigio: Medium-bodied, dry, and smooth. Offers deep pear notes, leading into light citrus notes and finishing with a hint of melon. 

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Discover Pinot Grigio at Wine Rack

Sandbanks Shoreline being enjoyed at a picnic.

Venturing outdoors for al fresco dining, enjoying golden-hour cocktails, and unwinding on the patio are quintessential experiences of the season! And what better way to complement these moments than with a refreshing glass of Pinot Grigio? At Wine Rack, we're your ultimate destination for discovering exceptional local wines at unbeatable prices. 

We understand the importance of accessibility and convenience, which is why we're here to make your shopping experience seamless. Our stores offer convenient hours, ensuring you can swing by whenever it suits your busy schedule. Plus, select locations are open late and even during long weekends, ensuring you always have access to outstanding wines when an occasion or special moment calls.  

Whether you're drawn to the crisp elegance of Riesling, the buttery richness of Chardonnay, the vibrant zest of Sauvignon Blanc, or the citrusy allure of Pinot Grigio, we're here to guide you every step of the way. With our wide selection, convenient hours, and wine delivery available, discovering the perfect bottle of white wine has never been easier.  

At Wine Rack, we're passionate about connecting wine lovers with a diverse selection of local white wines that cater to any taste and preference. Visit us in your neighbourhood or shop online to find new favourites to elevate your next occasion. Cheers!

Sidney is 7% ABV, compared to average ICB wine ABV of 11.9% [LCBO Sale of Data, Product Summary Sheet (Oct 2023)  

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