Cards of Wine

Grauburgunder (Germany)

Grauburgunder is a German name for Pinot Gris.

Flavors

Lemon
Lemon
Apple
Apple
Melon
Melon
Guava
Guava
Apricot
Apricot
Plum
Plum
Flowers
Flowers

Lemon, Yellow Apple, Melon, Guava, and Apricot are typical flavors.

Accompanied with Plum and White Flowers.

Profile

Grauburgunder is medium light, dry, and crispy:

SUGARDry
BODYMedium - Low
FRUITMedium - Low
ACIDITYMedium - High
Serving temperature:
8-10°C (46-50°F)
Off-Dry 6-8°C (43-46°F)

Food Pairing

Aperitif
Aperitif
Salad
Salad
Crab
Seafood
Fish
Fish
Pasta
Pasta
Chicken
Chicken
Pork
Pork
Soft Cheese
Soft Cheese

Grauburgunder pairs well with BBQ, Vegetables, and Rich Seafood.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Vegetarian Burger. Roasted Vegetables.
Asparagus.
Rich Seafood.
BBQ Pork. BBQ Chicken.

Cheese:
Soft Cheese. Washed-Rind Cheeses.

Pinot Gris in Germany

Grauburgunder is more often associated with dry examles of Pinot Gris, like Italian Pinot Grigio.

Ruländer is found in the Baden and Pfalz regions of Germany, where it is known as a sweet style of wine.

The names Grauburgunder and Ruländer are also used in Austria.

Key Producers

Read More

Pinot Gris (Pinot Grigio) originates from Burgundy.

Today it is cultivated primarily in Italy and France (Alsace).

You can read more about the grape and the world wide production at:

The Ideal Glass

A Tulip Shaped glass is the best choice for dry white wines.

It guides the wine to the center of your mouth, avoiding the sides, where acidity is less pleasant.

A smaller bowl also helps to serve smaller quantities, and keep the wine cold. Remember to hold the glass by the stem!