Definition of Pinot Grigio in English:

Pinot Grigio

noun

  • 1[mass noun] A variety of white wine grape:

    ‘the wet summer affected harvests of Pinot Grigio’
    • ‘This grape, a noble one with roots in France and Italy (as Pinot Grigio), seems to be the hot wine in restaurants for aperitif consumption.’
    • ‘Current production is dominated by Tocai among the white wine grapes, followed by Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio.’
    • ‘The rich ethnic mix of grape-growers in Ontario is reflected in an unusually broad range of grape varieties, including Pinot Grigio.’
    • ‘The Pinot Grigio varietal is enjoying a vogue in California, although it is the standard white wine grape of Italy.’
    • ‘Pinot Grigio is a grape that often disappoints in the bottle, but this wine from the coolest climate in New Zealand's South Island is bright and harmonious.’
    • ‘A blend of Pinot Grigio and Pinot Bianco grapes, Cuvée Margherita will be positioned as a high quality wine that can be enjoyed every day.’
    1. 1.1 A wine made from the Pinot Grigio grape:
      ‘she ordered a glass of Pinot Grigio’
      • ‘He chose a Pinot Grigio for us that was truly magnificent.’
      • ‘Whilst I adore Pinot Grigio, drinking an entire bottle on your own is surely the alcoholic version of eating a whole pot of honey.’
      • ‘We drank a wonderful Pinot Grigio, a perfect accompaniment to a dinner in the most romantic of settings.’
      • ‘As soon as the wine touched our lips, we realised we should have dipped further into our pockets and opted for a Pinot Grigio.’
      • ‘She sampled a Chardonnay, a Pinot Grigio, and a Cabernet Sauvignon.’
      • ‘I went to the liquor store for a nice Pinot Grigio and spent $80 on other sundry stuff.’
      • ‘I took a bottle of Pinot Grigio out of the fridge and handed it to him.’
      • ‘Fifteen minutes later, the house wine arrived, a nice crisp Pinot Grigio, with the starters following.’
      • ‘A bottle of Pinot Grigio helped put a pleasant glow on the occasion.’
      • ‘The big importing companies comply with that wish and deliver huge amounts of Pinot Grigio or Cabernet Sauvignon with the same taste.’

Origin

Italian form of Pinot Gris, literally grey Pinot (see Pinot).

Pronunciation:

Pinot Grigio

/ˌpiːnəʊ ˈɡriːdʒəʊ/