Pinot Grigio is an Italian of French origin, white, 240 AED
There is confusion on the Internet and in professional circles: Pinot Grigio and Pinot Gris are translated the same way – “gray pinot”. Are we talking about the same variety or is there a difference between them? In fact, it is the same grape, but the white wine made from it has different nuances and characteristics depending on the “homeland” and production technology.
Origin. Pinot Grigio (aka Pinot Gris) is a mutation of the famous Pinot Noir white grape variety. The first mention of this branch of the Pinot family is found in the XIII century. It is known for certain that the wine from these berries enjoyed the favor of the Emperor Charles IV himself, and then spread throughout Europe.
The birthplace of gray Pinot is Burgundy, but it was in Italy that winemakers learned to get a light, fragrant and refreshing wine from it, eclipsing the traditional Pinot Gris.