Pinot Gris is a white wine known locally and abroad as Rulander and is a "fearful" competitor of the Pinot Gris produced in the Tarnave, Alba Iulia and Aiud vineyards.
Its presence in this vineyard, together with the Rulander, is owed to the German population that used to inhabit these Transylvanian areas.
If you're browsing German labels, you'll see grauburgunder a dry wine) or rulander
(a sweeter version).
Nichole Johnson Rulander
, MS, MLS (ASCP); David Cardamone, MS, MT (ASCP); Marilyn Senior, PhD; Peter J.
And, of course, the beautiful Pinot Grigio von Rulander
, the Granato, all the Lagreins and Teroldegos I had tasted.
In Germany the same grape is called rulander
, but their strict wine laws prohibited them from calling it pinot grigio.
In Germany and Austria it is known as Rulander
or Grauer Burgunder.
In Germany it's known as Rulander
Because of his German connection, Kerivan planted Rulander
, Sylvaner and Muller-Thurgau along with Riesling.
Its home is Alsace in France and Germany where it's called Rulander
Upon discovering that the fruit made a delightful wine, he began to propagate the vines which were called Rulander
in his honor.
This grape variety has several other names such as the Rulander
in Germany (whose wine laws refuse it to be called Pinot Grigio), and the Tokay or Pinot Gris in Alsace, the area that always has marketed wine by grape variety, long before the trend in the new world.