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Pinot Grigio/Gris Wine Varietal Definition

Pinot Gris grapes

Pinkish-white variety producing a very crisp white wine. Grown in Oregon, the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia, and more and more in California, it shows promise for other cool climates. Also known as Tokay d'Alsace in France, Rulander in Germany, and Pinot Grigio in Italy.

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(Updated: 11/19/12 JLD)

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