Definition of Pinot Grigio in English:

Pinot Grigio

noun

  • 1A variety of white wine grape.

    ‘the wet summer affected harvests of 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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The Pinot Grigio varietal is enjoying a vogue in California, although it is the standard white wine grape of Italy.’
    • ‘Current production is dominated by Tocai among the white wine grapes, followed by Sauvignon Blanc and 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.’
    1. 1.1 A wine made from the Pinot Grigio grape.
      ‘she ordered a glass of Pinot Grigio’
      • ‘She sampled a Chardonnay, a Pinot Grigio, and a Cabernet Sauvignon.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘We drank a wonderful Pinot Grigio, a perfect accompaniment to a dinner in the most romantic of settings.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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 ‘gray Pinot’ (see Pinot).

Pronunciation

Pinot Grigio

/ˌpēnō ˈɡrējō/