Like Gewürztraminer, its skin is coloured - from bluey-grey to pinkish-brown - often giving the resulting wines a golden hue. In its French home of Alsace, it is revered as a ‘noble’ grape where it produces rich, full bodied wines or late harvest dessert wines. Meanwhile, the expression in Italy is very different; the insipid, mass-produced versions aside, it makes wines that are packed with stone fruit, honey blossom & fresh citrus zest.

Try me if you like: Verdicchio, Sauvignon Blanc, Greco

Also known as: Pinot Gris, Pinot Grigio