Definition of Pinot Grigio in English:

Pinot Grigio

noun

  • 1A variety of white wine grape.

    ‘the wet summer affected harvests of Pinot Grigio’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Current production is dominated by Tocai among the white wine grapes, followed by Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The Pinot Grigio varietal is enjoying a vogue in California, although it is the standard white wine grape of Italy.’
    • ‘The rich ethnic mix of grape-growers in Ontario is reflected in an unusually broad range of grape varieties, including Pinot Grigio.’
    1. 1.1A wine made from the Pinot Grigio grape.
      ‘she ordered a glass of Pinot Grigio’
      • ‘A bottle of Pinot Grigio helped put a pleasant glow on the occasion.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘I took a bottle of Pinot Grigio out of the fridge and handed it to him.’
      • ‘The big importing companies comply with that wish and deliver huge amounts of Pinot Grigio or Cabernet Sauvignon with the same taste.’
      • ‘Fifteen minutes later, the house wine arrived, a nice crisp Pinot Grigio, with the starters following.’
      • ‘Whilst I adore Pinot Grigio, drinking an entire bottle on your own is surely the alcoholic version of eating a whole pot of honey.’
      • ‘I went to the liquor store for a nice Pinot Grigio and spent $80 on other sundry stuff.’
      • ‘She sampled a Chardonnay, a Pinot Grigio, and a Cabernet Sauvignon.’
      • ‘He chose a Pinot Grigio for us that was truly magnificent.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

Pinot Grigio

/ˌpēnō ˈɡrējō/