Pinot Grigio Pinot Grigio has sprinted its way up the charts in recent years vying for top spot with Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. At wine bars and dining tables the world over, Pinot Grigio is increasingly the white wine of choice ... it seems you just can't get enough of it. Although it's grown all over the world, its spiritual home is northern Italy - especially Friuli-Venezia and the Alto Adige where its produces a light to medium bodied wine with subtle white fruit and spice characters. In Alsace, where it known as Pinot Gris it gives more expressive, fuller-bodied wine, perfectly suiting the rich foods of the region. Signature Style Pale green with subtle white fruit and spice characters. Famous Examples Campanula, Villa Masetti Principal regions Alto Adige, Friuli-Venezia, Marlborough Synonyms Pinot Gris, Tokay-Pinot Gris, Pinot Beurot Did you know? Pinot Grigio is a mutation of the red grape Pinot Noir. The skin of the Pinot Grigio grape has a discernibly grey/pink hue, prompting some producers to make a Rosé version of the wine. If you like Pinot Grigio, you might also like: Pinot Blanc - an impressively flavoursome white from Alsace. Soave - another immensely popular Italian white.