Definition of Pinot Grigio in US English:

Pinot Grigio


  • 1A variety of white wine grape.

    ‘the wet summer affected harvests of 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.’
    • ‘The rich ethnic mix of grape-growers in Ontario is reflected in an unusually broad range of grape varieties, including 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.’
    • ‘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.’
    1. 1.1 A wine made from the Pinot Grigio grape.
      ‘she ordered a glass of Pinot Grigio’
      • ‘Fifteen minutes later, the house wine arrived, a nice crisp Pinot Grigio, with the starters following.’
      • ‘I took a bottle of Pinot Grigio out of the fridge and handed it to him.’
      • ‘I went to the liquor store for a nice Pinot Grigio and spent $80 on other sundry stuff.’
      • ‘As soon as the wine touched our lips, we realised we should have dipped further into our pockets and opted for a Pinot Grigio.’
      • ‘Whilst I adore Pinot Grigio, drinking an entire bottle on your own is surely the alcoholic version of eating a whole pot of honey.’
      • ‘He chose a Pinot Grigio for us that was truly magnificent.’
      • ‘We drank a wonderful Pinot Grigio, a perfect accompaniment to a dinner in the most romantic of settings.’
      • ‘A bottle of Pinot Grigio helped put a pleasant glow on the occasion.’
      • ‘She sampled a Chardonnay, a Pinot Grigio, and a Cabernet Sauvignon.’
      • ‘The big importing companies comply with that wish and deliver huge amounts of Pinot Grigio or Cabernet Sauvignon with the same taste.’


Italian form of Pinot Gris, literally ‘gray Pinot’ (see Pinot).


Pinot Grigio

/ˌpēnō ˈɡrējō/