Dominik Mueller

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2020 Friedrich Becker Grauer Burgunder

Tasting note

2020 Friedrich Becker Grauer Burgunder

Pinot Gris from vines 15 to 35 years old. The wine is clear in the glass, with a golden to light pink salmon colour. Obviously, the grape juice was left on the skins for a few days before being drained. On the nose, citrus, ripe stone fruit and a nutty sweetness that suggests the wine was partially aged in wooden barrels. Roasted almond or caramel rather than vanilla, though. Juicy mouthfeel with medium body. Grapefruit dominates the palate with a lively acidity that lingers long in the mouth and a slight bitterness. Overall, a good Pinot Gris that I liked for its strong acidity that made it neither too pleasing nor too fat. Not a wine to store, but to drink today.

Drink from 2021 through 2023.

Tasted by Dominik Müller on Saturday, 7 January 2023.


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: 2020
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:Friedrich Becker
Appellation: n/a
Vineyard: n/a
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