Chardonnay has a wide-ranging reputation for relative ease of cultivation and ability to adapt to different conditions. It is a highly vigorous vine, with extensive leaf cover which can inhibit the energy and nutrient uptake of its grape clusters.
Pinot Gris, also known as Pinot Grigio in Italy, is a white wine that is closely related to Pinot Noir. It is thought to have come on the scene as an aberrant clone of the Pinot Noir grape. Pinot Gris is usually a medium-full bodied white wine.