Originally from France, where it is called Pinot Gris, this grape variety is widespread and very old all over the world. That is why there are countless synonyms. In German-speaking countries, these include Grauburgunder, Ruländer, Grauer Mönch and many more. The variety is genetically identical and actually only a mutation of Pinot Nero (Pinot Noir, Spätburgunder) as well as Pinot Bianco (Pinot Blanc, Weissburgunder). With over 17,000 hectares, Pinot Grigio is one of the most cultivated grape varieties in Italy. From South Tyrol to Veneto, from Friuli and Lombardy to Emilia-Romagna, and even in Sicily, it is now cultivated.
Pinot Grigio has a mild acidity, good examples can also be stored for many years and continue to develop in flavour. High-quality Pinot Grigio is quite full-bodied, often even slightly creamy or melting. Depending on the region, it smells of ripe apples or pears, older versions also of sugar melons, almonds and a hint of light honey.
Pinot Grigio is a wonderful universal food companion, especially with stuffed pasta such as tortellini, but also accompanies mushroom dishes excellently. SUPERIORE.DE