Pinot Gris (Szürkebarat)

Szõke Mátyás Pinot Gris (Szürkebarat) 2015

Szõke Mátyás, Matra (Hungary)
White
Pinot Gris
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Our Notes: Only 1 bottle left, but the new 2016 vintage is already in stock! The earliest known cuttings were imported to Hungary by the Cistercian monks around 1375 in the Lake Balaton region. Appropriately, it’s still called “Szürkebarát” meaning “grey monk.” Luscious, aromatic and refreshing, it resembles a heavier Alsatian Pinot Gris rather than a lean Italian Pinot Grigio. There’s also a distinct Hungarian winter spiciness that compliments the kiss of residual sugar that opens up a variety of food pairings. The silky texture, cutting acidity, spice, and stone fruit notes pair well with fresh cheeses like Ricotta, creamy pasta sauces, and the exotic sweet/spicy flavor profiles often found in Indian cuisine.

87 Points Wine & Spirits Magazine (Best Buy) for the 2013: This is a ripe pinot gris, the flavors ranging from lemon into the orange of the spectrum, bolstered further by spice and honey. Chill to quell the heat and to give it a little more verve; then pour with a fish paprikash.

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