The Pinot Gris grape's traditional home is in Alsace, a region in France. But you're beginning to see, everything that's done in France is copied throughout the world. Pinot Gris pops up in Tasmania, New Zealand, and in the United Stated Pacific Northwest. The dry wines made from Pinot Gris usually have low acidity and high alcohol. The wines have notes of exotic tropical fruit, like mango, melon, or banana. Occasionally the grapes are botrytized to maka sweet dessert wine.
In Italy, Pinot Gris is called Pinot Grigio, and they have a different take on winemaking with the grape. They harvest the grapes earlier to make a wine higher in acid, and without as many fruit essences. This is a simple, light, crisp, refreshing wine. This style has become increasingly copied throughout the world as well.