Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio are white wines that come from the same grape, that just have different names. The wine is called Pinot Grigio in Italy and California, while it is called Pinot Gris in France. The Pinot Grigio grape is basically a mutation of the red Pinot Noir grape.

Most Pinot Grigios are made in Italy and have a light, mineral taste to it. Californian Pinot Grigio usually has a richer, fruitier flavor, but still has that mineral flavor characteristic. The French counterparts, made in the Alsace region, usually have a more flowery and fruity taste, but still maintain that mineral aroma as well.

Pinot Grigio goes well with light dishes, heavily spiced eggplant and thick, white sauces.

Pinot Grigio should be served fairly cool, at around 48°F (9°C).

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