Grauer Burgunder (Pinot Gris)

Grauer Burgunder, also called «Ruländer» in Germany, and Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio in France and Italy are mutations of Spätburgunder or Pinot Noir. Grapes of Pinot Gris are gray-purple.

After the variety came to Germany from Burgundy or Champagne, Johann Seger Ruland a Businessman from Speyer rediscovered it. He realized the quality and tried to spread it.

The vines belonging to the Pinot Variety have a powerful body and less acidity. The smell reminds of pineapple, almonds, nuts, citrus, dried fruits and raisins.