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Pinot Grigio Calorie Guide

Pinot Grigio Calorie Guide

It’s impossible to deny that a zesty glass of Pinot Grigio goes down very well on a warm summer’s day. Whilst it is most famously produced in Italy, many other countries also have their own Pinot Grigio offerings, including the US, Australia, Romania and New Zealand. With tasting notes including lemons, limes, green apples and honeysuckle, Pinot Grigio pairs well with a wide range of food including fish, pasta, chicken dishes and light cheeses such as mozzarella, making it a popular choice for both dining and daytime drinking.

But how much impact will a glass of Pinot Grigio have on your waistline? And how does the calories in a bottle of Pinot Grigio compare to other popular wines? This blog will answer all of your Pinot Grigio calorie questions, and we will introduce you to some of the lower-calorie Pinot Grigio options that we have available at DrinkWell.

How many calories are in a bottle of Pinot Grigio?

As a dry white wine, Pinot Grigio tends to contain fewer calories than other popular sweet or creamy alcoholic drinks. The calorie content will vary between different Pinot Grigios, and tends to be heavily influenced by both the residual sugar content and the ABV of the wine, as alcohol is responsible for most of the calories in wine. As a general rule of thumb, the higher the ABV of a bottle of Pinot Grigio, the higher the calorie content.

However, here at DrinkWell we are on a mission to source high quality Pinot Grigios that have lower calories without affecting the alcohol content. For example, our Woolloomooloo Pinot Grigio contains just 84 calories and 0.19g carbs per 125ml glass, whilst retaining an ABV of 13%.

How many calories are in a glass of Pinot Grigio? 

orking on the basis that the average bottle of Pinot Grigio contains 623 calories, we can expect that a 125ml glass of Pinot Grigio will usually contain around 104 calories. That’s the equivalent of eating 2 digestive biscuits, to which you’d need to run for about 10 minutes to burn off.

DrinkWell is pleased to be able to offer a number of reduced calorie Pinot Grigio wines that contain considerably less calories per glass than the average white wine. Just to name a few, we have the Piattini Pinot Grigio which contains just 79 calories per 125ml glass, our Vino Pomona Pinot Grigio with 80 calories per glass, and our Dry River Pinot Grigio contains 84 calories per glass.

What type of wine has the least calories?

The amount of calories in a wine depends on both its alcohol content and sugar content. Dry wines tend to contain significantly less calories than sweet wines as more sugar is converted during the fermentation process.

Grape varieties tend not to make much difference in calorie content across the different wine colours. For example, according to DrinkAware, a 175ml glass of red wine contains 160 calories, whilst the same size glass of white wine contains 159 calories, just one calorie less. Rose wine, however, does tend to contain slightly less calories due often having a lower alcohol content - Drink Aware estimates a 175ml glass of Rose to contain around 147 calories.

Amongst white wines, chardonnay wines tend to have a slightly higher number of calories compared to a pinot grigio or a sauvignon blanc. If red is your go-to wine colour, opting for a pinot noir or merlot will generally provide you with less calories than the likes of a cabernet sauvignon or malbec.

The table below (based on information from the USDA) shows the average calories per 150ml glass of different types of wines. You’ll see that Pinot Grigio falls somewhere mid-table.

Wine 

Average Calories (per 150ml)

Monastrell

130

Sangiovese

126

Cabernet Franc

123

Chardonnay

123

Merlot

122

Pinot Grigio

122

Grenache

122

Pinot Noir

120

Sauvignon Blanc

120

Chenin Blanc

118

 

We recognise that for some people, especially those following a low carb diet such as a keto diet, the carb content is of more interest than the calorie content. That’s why we’ve also written a really handy guide to low carb wine, comparing the carb content of different wines, which you can find here.

Lower calorie Pinot Grigios available at DrinkWell

Here at DrinkWell, we have worked hard to source the best lower calorie Pinot Grigios from around the world, and are delighted to now have a really exciting collection of reduced calorie white wines on offer. For the big Pinot Grigio fans out there, we even offer a dedicated Pinot Grigio case of 6 hand-picked bottles of lower calorie Pinot Grigios for just £58.99, which you can find here. Below are some of our current favourites available on the Drink Well website.

Vino Pomona - Pinot Grigio

Named after the Roman goddess of fruitful abundance, this Italian Pinot Grigio is pale lemon in appearance, with aromas of pear with delicate apple and zingy citrus fruit on the palate, ending in a crisp, refreshing finish. One 125ml glass of this 12% ABV wine has just 80 calories and 0.25g of sugar. It is also suitable for a gluten free diet and is vegan friendly. You can purchase a bottle from the DrinkWell website for £9.99

Il Badalisc Pinot Grigio DOC

With its fresh and fruity explosion on the palette, combined with the fact it has 0g of residual sugar and just 82 calories per 125ml glass, this reduced calorie white wine really is a treat for any Pinot Grigio lover. Taken from a crop of premium quality grapes, this Italian Pinot Grigio is the perfect light and refreshing partner to cream based dishes such as Caesar salad or salmon and chicken pasta dishes. This vegan wine gains its unique character by being crushed and pressed gently before leaving the juice time to clarify and settle. At just £9.99 a bottle on the DrinkWell website, it also offers excellent value for money.

Piattini Pinot Grigio

Our lowest calorie Pinot Grigio offering, with just 79 calories per 125ml, the Piattini Pinot Grigio, is sourced directly from the rolling hillside vineyards of Friuli and the Veneto and hand harvested during the first two weeks of September. This lower calorie white wine is suitable for vegans and gluten free diets, and as it contains no carbs, it is even suitable for those following a keto diet . You can purchase a bottle for £9.99 on the Drink Well website.

  • Simply Pinot Grigio Case
  • £58.99
Nutrition details (per 125ml)
ABV12.1%
Calories80
Sugars0g
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