Pinot Grigio Wines are made from the Pinot Grigio grape, a white wine grape. Pinot Grigio is also known as Pinot Gris in many parts of the world. The grape grows best in cool climates and matures relatively early with high sugar levels. This can lead to either a sweeter wine, or if fermented to dryness, a wine that is high in alcohol. Pinot Grigio flavors range from melon to pear and some even offer honey, subtle tropical or citrus fruit undertones. Pinot Grigio typically has a pale, straw-like yellow color with some golden hues. The mouth feel of a Pinot Grigio is very smooth with silk-like overtones that leave a delightful impression on the palate. It goes great with seafood, light pastas and cheese cracker combinations. Even though it pairs well with pasta dishes, avoid tomato-based recipes as the acidity of the tomato affects the wine's delightful taste.