Matthias Gaul - 2018 Pinot Gris (Price per 1/1 litre € 11.99)
Pinot Gris is a youthful and uncomplicated wine. In the nose herbal and citrus notes tickle, in the palate it is wonderfully fresh with a pleasant delicate spice. Its body is round, its character playful and tangy. It does not need a special occasion, but fits to every occasion. A lovable flatterer who gives pure drinking pleasure!
Fits: salads, soft cheese, pâtés, fish
Price incl. gift box.
Pinot Gris (Pinot Gris, Ruländer)
Origin: France, Burgundy. The grey Burgundy was probably already brought to Austria in the 13th or 14th century by Cistercian monks from Burgundy. Hence the synonym grey monk, which is no longer used today. The variety came to Germany from Burgundy or Champagne. In 1711 it was found by a merchant from Speyer, Johann Seger Ruland, in an abandoned vineyard and from there the variety was spread under the name Ruländer.
Descent: Mutation from the variety Blauer Burgunder.
Area under cultivation and distribution: 222 ha, 0.5%. Mainly distributed in northern Burgenland and Styria. The area under cultivation decreased by 24% between 1999 and 2009.
Important ampelographic features
Leaf: pentagonal, three to five-lobed, bay with stems slightly overlapping
Grape: small grape, dense, cylindrical, rarely somewhat shouldered, with small roundish berries with greyish-red, thin-skinned skin. Before the grapes ripen, it is difficult to distinguish this variety from Blue Burgundy and White Burgundy. Only the colour of the berries and the time of ripeness provide clarity.
Maturation period: medium early
Meaning, requirements: The variety has a high sugar content and is therefore well suited for late selection. The vines are demanding and prefer warm slopes with deep, nutrient-rich soil and good water supply.
Wine: Delivers mild quality and Prädikatswein with a delicate, unobtrusive variety bouquet of great consistency. Very early harvest makes the wines light and tangy. With its susceptibility to Botrytis, which develops as noble rot when attacked late, the Pinot Gris often shows a strong Botrytis aroma with typical honey tones. Achieves high quality as an old wine. taste. When not mature enough, the wines are poor in extract and therefore thin and acid accentuated. The Muskateller is particularly suitable as an aperitif and with appetizers.