The Grauburgunder *** is a wine that, to be perfectly frank, we are still getting our heads around. On first release, it is actually more accessible than the Weißburgunder ***, and at this point, it is a wine that easily serves as a crowd pleaser for those hipters amongst us that secretly have a liking for fancy chardonnay (but don't want our friends to know). As its initial fruit recedes, the wine tends to go a little dumb, before re-emerging in its own very singular form, which is a powerful dry Grauburgunder from the loess soils of Bickensohl. This latter beast is quite unique -- very mineral, and with powerful, slightly herbacious fruit. It tastes *nothing* like chardonnay at all. As we said earlier, this is something we are still getting our heads around.