Artisan Wines – Franz Schneider
Grauburgunder Reserve 2017
Cistercian monks brought Grauburgunder vines from Burgundy to Austria in 13th century and this is the same grape called elsewhere Pinot Gris or Pinot Grigio due to the peculiar’s skin color. Highly ripe grapes from a stony site are fermented partly in stainless steel and Hungarian oak barrels with extended time on the lees. During maturation the wine is racked and moved to other used barriques. This is a classic lake influenced wine in which patience and regular lees batonnage give way to full-bodiness with a subtle texture and mineral tones. A perfect companion to creamy dishes like Curries and Boeuf Stroganoff.