It should be said at the outset that although the variety is considered distinctly Italian, the grape in fact hails from France where it’s called Pinot Gris – the gris (or grigio) meaning grey, in reference to the colour of the berries.
Italy has just approved its 335th DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata), grouping producers of the wine Pinot Grigio under the name DOC delle Venezie. Geographically, the DOC includes the entirety of Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia regions, as well as the autonomous province of Trento. Read more
DOC delle Venezie, the new Italian Designation Of Origin dedicated to Pinot Grigio, will group the regions of Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Veneto and the autonomous province of Trento. The combined territories represent 85% of the national production, and 43% of the global production, of this wine. Read more