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Pinot Gris/Grauburgunder

This is an oaky white made from Pinot Gris. This style of wine seeems to be quite popular in Burgenland and they do it very well indeed.


Source
Austria
White

Information

About this vintage

Vintage
2009
SKU
4330079
Ripeness
Normal
Alcohol
13 %
Stock
3
Last tasted
August 9 2016
Bottle Size
0.75L

Wine Details

Country
Austria
Colour
White
Region
Burgenland
Variety
Pinot Gris
Sweet
No
Sparkling
No
Ripeness
Normal

More about this wine

This wine bears comparison with that made by Josef Lentsch over in Podersdorf, although Heidi's example is slightly lighter in style and a bit more elegant than the Lentsch wine which is quite a big number. In other words it's in keeping with Heidi's house style. Her Grauburgunder needs a little time in bottle and the 2009 is drinking well now.

2009 - A pale yellow-green, you can't mistake the toasty oak on the nose. On the palate, there are flavours of caramel, malt, a core of rich ripe fruit and some lees-ey sweetness. Nice length with some minerality showing. Drink at 13-14°C. ABV 13.0%.

2010 - Very similar to 2009. A warm white, with toasted wood accents.



About this vintage

Vintage
2010
SKU
4312041
Ripeness
Normal
Alcohol
13.5 %
Stock
21
Bottle Size
0.75L

Wine Details

Country
Austria
Colour
White
Region
Burgenland
Variety
Pinot Gris
Sweet
No
Sparkling
No
Ripeness
Normal

More about this wine

This wine bears comparison with that made by Josef Lentsch over in Podersdorf, although Heidi's example is slightly lighter in style and a bit more elegant than the Lentsch wine which is quite a big number. In other words it's in keeping with Heidi's house style. Her Grauburgunder needs a little time in bottle and the 2009 is drinking well now.

2009 - A pale yellow-green, you can't mistake the toasty oak on the nose. On the palate, there are flavours of caramel, malt, a core of rich ripe fruit and some lees-ey sweetness. Nice length with some minerality showing. Drink at 13-14°C. ABV 13.0%.

2010 - Very similar to 2009. A warm white, with toasted wood accents.



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