Pinot Grigio is an old white grape variety that originated in Burgundy, France, and was already cultivated for wine by the Romans. It is also known as Grauer Burgunder, Grauburgunder, Pinot Gris, Ruländer, Malvoisie or Tokay. Along with Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, it is one of the most important white wine varieties.
It also belongs to the Burgundy family along with Pinot Noir and Pinot Bianco. Since the beginning of the 19th century, it has spread from Piedmont to the rest of northern Italy and is now one of the most popular grape varieties for the production of white wine in Italy. It is also impossible to imagine Friuli without white wine made from Pinot Grigio. The Pinot Grigio grape variety is cultivated there for both simple and high-quality wine. Food recommendations for wine made from Pinot Grigio: The wine goes best with a wide range of light starters, soups, fish dishes and white meat. Serving temperature for Pinot Grigio: 8-10 °C.