Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio
Pinot Gris is one of the most instantly recognised white grape varietals of the world. Known as one of the 'noble grapes' in Alsace where it is often produced as an off-dry to luscious sweet wines with a range of pear and stonefruit flavours. However, in Italy it is known as Pinot Grigio up in the Alto-Adige and Friuli regions of northern Italy. Here it is dry, light and refreshing with white and green fruit flavours. Typically in the new world depending on the style the producers makes out of the grape, it will be labelled as either a Pinot Gris or Pinot Grigio for a sweeter or lighter style, respectively.