Pinot Gris Grape
Vitis vinifera 'Pinot Gris'
Clone 146. This earlier-ripening clone of Pinot Gris offers slightly greater yields and produces crisp, flinty wines with delicate floral aromas and grapefruit characters. Also known as Pinot Grigio, it is a cousin to Pinot Noir. It produces clusters of grapes that vary in color from copper yellow to pinkish-grey, depending on where they are grown. A favorite in Oregon; it is also grown in the east. Does well in areas with 1600-1900 GDD. Grows in USDA Zone 6-9. Ripens in Sept/Oct.