Dominik Mueller

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2019 Dr. Heger Grauburgunder Oktav

Tasting note

2019 Dr. Heger Grauburgunder Oktav

Pale straw yellow. Soft and inviting on the nose: Ripe yellow fruits, candied lemon, cantaloupe melon, and some stone fruit, apples, pear. A tad buttery, too. Light-bodied in the mouth with a soft acidity. Mild lemons, ripe apples, pear, ever so slightly bitter at the end. Medium length finish. Still holding up. Surprisingly good!

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Tasted by Dominik Müller on Thursday, 30 May 2024.


7Wines with a DM5 to DM8 rating are good wines. They are pure and balanced. They also tend to show some character in the form of the typicity of the grape variety or the region.
/ 20 ("good")
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Wine details

Vintage: 2019
Style:still (dry)
Grape variety:
Pinot Gris

Early flowering and early ripening white grape variety. Other names include Grauburgunder, Grauer Burgunder, Ruländer (Austria, Germany) and Pinot Grigio (Italy). The skin colour can vary, with shades ranging from grey, rusty red to a light brownish colour. Accordingly, depending on the length of extraction in the winemaking process, the wine can be white to yellow (little extraction) or even a little rosé (more extraction) in colour. In terms of aromatics and flavours, Pinot Gris can be fruity (apples, pear, mild citrus) to nutty or buttery. It is typically relatively low in acidity and can be higher in alcohol than many other white varieties - due to high sugar levels. This also makes Pinot Gris perfect for the production of off-dry or sweet wines. It can be medium to full-bodied and oily in texture, although there are good examples of lighter, fresh and more acidic whites produced from this variety, too.

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Producer:Dr. Heger
Appellation: n/a
Vineyard: n/a
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