"Pinot gris is a white wine grape variety of the species Vitis vinifera. Since it is thought to be a mutant clone of the Pinot noir variety, it normally has a grayish-blue fruit but the grapes can have a brownish pink to black and even white appearance. The clone of Pinto Gris grown in Italy is known as Pinot Grigio. The word pinot, which comes from the word meaning "pine cone" and could have been given to it because the grapes grow in small pine cone-shaped clusters. The wines produced from this grape also vary in color from a deep golden yellow to copper and even a light shade of pink, and it is one of the more popular grapes for orange wine."