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One of the most familiar grape names to any wine drinker, Pinot Grigio is the Italian name for the Pinot Gris of France, named for its pinkish-grey skin. One of the best-known mutations of Pinot Noir, Pinot Grigio is much appreciated for its soft, gentle texture, light body and pleasing perfume. While Italy makes a light, crisp style, the Pinot Gris of Alsace is bolder, riper and fatter, with rich flavors that stand up to the traditional cured sausages and hearty cuisine of the region.
Oregon producers, for the most part, also call their flavorful version Pinot Gris. Along with Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris has become a flagship grape for this region. The body is often fuller than the Italian style, with concentrated flavors of peach, apple, lime sherbet, and almonds.