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Ruländer (Germany)

Ruländer is a German Pinot Gris.

Typical Flavors


Lemon
Lemon
Pear
Apple
Melon
Melon
Apricot
Apricot

Plum
Plum
Honey
Honey
Flowers
Flowers
Spices
Spices

Lemon Candy, Yellow Apple, Melon, Apricot, and Plum are typical Ruländer flavors.

Followed by Honey, White Flowers, Perfume, and Spices.

Profile

Ruländer is known to be off-dry, fruity, with a balanced acidity:

SUGAROff-Dry
BODYMedium - Full
FRUITMedium - High
ACIDITYMedium
Serving temperature:
6-8°C (43-46°F)

Food Pairing


Aperitif
Aperitif
Vegetables
Vegetables
Pasta
Pasta
Risotto
Risotto

Pâté
Pâté
Tapas
Tapas
Sushi
Sushi
Chili
Chili

Ruländer has a balanced intensity that pairs well with many types of food.

The perfume matches Pâté and Creamy Sauces, and the sweetness makes it well suited for both Spicy and Sweet & Sour Dishes.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Aperitif.
Spicy Food. Indian. Thai. Mexican.
Chinese. Vietnameese.
Asian Sweat and Sour.

Full-bodied Pinot Gris
Creamy Pasta and Risotto.
Smoked Salmon.
Pâté. Foie Gras. Poultry. Pork.
Rich Veal. Lamb.

Spesialities:
In Alsace, Pinot Gris it is the preferred match to the regional pork and potato specialty Baeckeoffe.

If You Like Ruländer

You May Also Like:

Chenin Blanc - Off-Dry (France)
Gewürztraminer (France)
Müller-Thurgau (Germany)
Pinot Gris (France)
Ruländer (Germany)
Riesling Spätlese (Germany)
Traminette (USA)
Vouvray Off-Dry (France)

The Ideal Glass

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

A smaller bowl also helps to serve smaller quantities, and keep the wine cold.

Remember to hold the glass by the stem!

About Pinot Gris

Pinot Gris (Pinot Grigio) originates from Burgundy.

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

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Different Styles / Sweetness

There are primarily three different types of Pinot Gris:

Light, Dry and Crispy (Italian Pinot Grigio and Australian Pinot Grigio).

Off-Dry and Aromatic (French Pinot Gris and Australian Pinot Gris).

Dry and Fruity (Something in between Italian Pinot Grigio and French Pinot Gris).

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.

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