Definition of Pinot Grigio in English:

Pinot Grigio

Pronunciation /ˌpēnō ˈɡrējō/ /ˌpinoʊ ˈɡridʒoʊ/


  • 1A 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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Current production is dominated by Tocai among the white wine grapes, followed by Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio.’
    1. 1.1A 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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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).