Grauburgunder (Pinot Gris)
Grauburgunder numbers among the finest varietals cultivated in Germany. It was more often known by its synonym, Ruländer, in the past. Although it is a mutation of Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir), it is a white wine grape.
Grauburgunder has increasingly resumed importance in Germany, which now ranks third worldwide after Italy and the USA, in terms of vineyard area devoted to this Pinot. With more than 4,700 hectacres, Grauburgunder now accounts for nearly 5% of Germany's entire vineyard area. In Baden, it is cultivated in 11% of the region's vineyards.