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About Pinot Grigio Edit
Wikipedia Article About Pinot Grigio on Wikipedia
Most notably known as "Pinot Gris". A grape varietal, used in the production of white to slightly pink wine, originating in the Alsace region of France. It is a clone of the red Pinot Noir varietal. Also grown in Friuli Italy (largest producer), limited amounts in the United States (primarily California and Oregon), Germany, Austria, Romania and Hungary. Alsace, France produces the highest quality Pinot Gris; it is of average quality when produced elsewhere. It is blended with a wide range of varietals, such as Pinot Noir, to add richness and lightness.
Pinot Gris (or Tokay Pinot Gris) is a white wine grape of species Vitis vinifera related to Pinot noir which goes by a lot of other names:
- Pinot Grigio (Italy)
- Pinot Gris (Alsace, France)
- Pinot Beurot (Loire Valley, France)
- Ruländer (Austria and Germany, Romania, sweet)
- Grauburgunder or Grauer burgunder (Austria and Germany, dry)
- Grauklevner (Germany)
- Malvoisie (Loire Valley, France and Switzerland)
- Tokay d'Alsace (Alsace) (currently being renamed due to EU regulations)
- Auxerrois Gris (Alsace)
- Fromentau (Languedoc, France)
- Fromentot (France)
- Fauvet (France)
- Gris Cordelier (France)
- Grauer Mönch (Germany)
- Crvena Klevanjka (Croatia)
- Sivi Pinot (Slovenia)
- Szürkebarát (Hungary)