The Pinot Gris - so much in advance - does not come from Italy, although it also here and especially in the north, produces outstanding wines. But not only here. Also in Germany, France or Switzerland, the fruity white mutation of Pinot Noir feels in the right place.
Probably emigrated from Burgundy, Pinot Gris came to Alsace via Hungary and to the Kaiserstuhl in Germany (Ruländer). In Valais, everyone tells him Malvoisie, but also in Italy, Pinot Grigio, the Pinot Gris, has been highly appreciated since the beginning of the 19th century (first in the province of Cuneo). This is not a matter of course, because the variety is considered capricious in cultivation and aging. And yet: the north of Italy, more precisely the Trentino-Alto Adige, Lombardy, Veneto or Friuli-Venezia Giulia seem to have become a second home for it (even in pure cultivation figures). Pinot Grigio has become one of the most popular grape varieties in Italy in terms of white wine production.
Here he obviously finds ideal conditions for intensely fruity, powerful and supple white wines that can adapt very well to aperitivo or even as a food companion. Acidity is not the main theme here, rather the wide spectrum of flavors fascinate. When the vines are in the right locations and their roots have had enough time to dig deep, the result is complex, extract-rich, mineral and rich wines with melt and length. In the best cases, impressive monuments. They go well with a whole range of dishes, much like their varied styles. Light appetizers, soups, fish dishes, lobster, veal, poultry: there are almost no limits to Pinot Grigio, both historically and from a modern point of view.