The Pinot Grigio grape is a white grape variety resulting from a genetic mutation of Pinot Noir and it belongs to the group of the so-called "international" varieties, of French origin, but widely cultivated around the world.
In Italy the Pinot Grigio has been widely cultivated with mass production, especially in Veneto, and for many years has been one of the most popular Italian wines abroad, however, due to poor quality wines, wine drinkers lost interest in the grape and wine. Recently a new appellation, called Pinot Grigio delle Venezie DOC has been created with the aim of bringing the wine to its former glory.
The Pinot grigio grape is also grown in other regions, mainly Friuli and Trentino Alto Adige, where it produces the best examples with wine with important structure. The Pinot grigio grape natural color is copper but the wine is often made white but if vinified in contact with the skins it takes up its orange color.