Everything you need to know about Pinot Grigio

Italian Pinot Grigio production and sales

In Italy, plantings of Pinot Grigio have soared from 3,413ha in 1990 to 24,501ha in 2015, and the number is still growing.

The country accounts for 43% of global plantings, with Italy’s Pinot Grigio vineyards covering an area that is as big as the combined plantings of the five other major producers of the grape, which are, in order of size, the US, Germany, Austria, France, and New Zealand.

As much as 83% of Italy’s plantings of Pinot Grigio are in the north east of the country, with almost 56% in the Veneto alone.

• 24,003ha are concentrated in the north east

• 13,404ha in the Veneto

• 7,132ha in Fruili

• 2,838ha in Trento

The total amount of Pinot Grigio DOC in the north east of Italy is about 31m bottles, a relatively small proportion of this area’s Pinot Grigio production, which amounts to 271m – almost 90% of the country’s total 302m bottles produced in 2015.

Italy consumes just 2% of its annual domestic production of Pinot Grigio.

A slide showing the growth in plantings of Pinot Grigio in Italy. Source: Pinot Grigio delle Venezie DOC

The total amount of Pinot Grigio DOC in the north east of Italy is about 31m bottles, a relatively small proportion of this area’s Pinot Grigio production, which amounts to 271m – almost 90% of the country’s total 302m bottles produced in 2015. Source: Pinot Grigio delle Venezie DOC

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