Pinot Gris, Pinot GrigioPinot Gris and Pinot Grigio are different translations of the name of the same grape. Pinot Gris is the French name, Pinot Grigio is the Italian name.
Typically, they are made in different styles. The French method uses barrel aging, which adds a creamy texture and added complexity (but no oaky flavor). The Italian style makes a wine that is, traditionally, bright and fresh, made by fermenting and aging (briefly) in a large vat or tank.
Fine grape variety used to
make white wines, although its skins are reddish when
ripe. It gives good results in Alsace, where it is classified
as a noble grape, and produces excellent full-bodied
wines which are known for their luxurious texture.