Wine region: Styria
Variety: 100% pinot grigio
Maturation: steel tanks
Pinot Gris was created from a Pinot Noir by a spontaneous mutation that was discovered in the vineyard of a German merchant called Ruland in the 18th century.
Pinot Gris grape skin gains a reddish colour when fully ripe. This in turn may show as a faint bronze tone in the otherwise white juice and wine. The wine itself has a pleasant bouquet in which the mild aromas of flowers and tropical fruit are intertwined.
The wine is of medium-deep color with a fairly dark golden-yellow hue, which nicely hints at the variety. The bouquet is medium accentuated, youthful, fresh, fruity (smells of continental fruits) and slightly spicy. Dry wine, with a nice freshness, a higher level of acids and a medium body in the mouth, smells a little more than on a bouquet, and the taste is even more varied and more pronounced. A beautiful Styrian classic.
Paring with food: poultry, salad, pasta