Pinot Gris, also known as Pinot Grigio in Italy, is a white wine that is closely related to Pinot Noir. It is thought to have come on the scene as an aberrant clone of the Pinot Noir grape. Pinot Gris is usually a medium-full bodied white wine.
The Flavor Profile - is dominated by pear, lemon, apple and melon.
Foods to Pair with Pinot Gris / Pinot Grigio:
Foods that boast a bit more acidity tend to bring out the best in a Pinot Gris. Consider entrees with tomato sauce, roasted or sauteed poultry or pork and even dishes with nuts.
To experience a vibrant version of Pinot Grigio, look for one from the Alto Adige region.
Also Known As: This particular white wine grape, goes by several different names, depending on which country is talking about it - Pinot Grigio (Italy), Pinot Gris (France), Grauer Burgunder (Germany).