Pinot Gris

(redirected from Grauburgunder)
Related to Grauburgunder: Pinot gris, Weissburgunder, Grauer Burgunder, Rulander

Pinot Gris

also pinot gris  (grē)
n.
1. A variety of grape grown in France that is used to make white wine.
2. A dry white wine made from this grape.

[French : pinot, Pinot; see Pinot + gris, gray (in reference to its typically grayish-blue fruit) (of Germanic origin; akin to English gray).]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
The main white varieties in Baden are Pinot Gris (Grauburgunder), Pinot Blanc (Weissburgunder) and Muller Thurgau.
German pinot gris (grauburgunder) is mainly grown in the Pfalz and Baden and a good selection can be found at online merchant thewinebarn.co.uk.
There are over 20 other grapes grown in Germany, from the truly obscure (e.g., Limberger, Gutedel) to the better known like Pinot Gris (Grauburgunder in German) and Pinot Blanc (Weissburgunder) (Figure 9.13A and B).
Other grape varietals: There are over 20 other grapes grown in Germany, from the truly obscure (e.g., Limberger, Gutedel) to the better known like Pinot Gris (Grauburgunder in German) and Pinot Blanc (Weissburgunder) (Figure 8-14 a&b).
I'm a pushover for a German pinot gris (grauburgunder) and Klein Pinot Gris (PS14.95, www.brettaandco.co.uk) has beautiful aromas of lychee and lemons with fruity mineral flavours that last and last.
In Germany, where it is even more widely grown than in Alsace, it is known as Grauburgunder or Rulnder (though many wines destined for export are now labelled 'Pinot Grigio'), and it produces rich, spicy wines, relatively low in acid.
If you're browsing German labels, you'll see grauburgunder a dry wine) or rulander (a sweeter version).
German winemakers know more than most about Pinot Gris (they call it Grauburgunder or Rulander).