"After a short maceration of grapes with small berries, Saalwächter's 2019 Grauer Burgunder exhibits a copper color and a still-yeasty bouquet of perfectly ripe and concentrated yet also fresh and limestone-driven fruit and a Pinot Noir-like spiciness. This is definitely a wine to be aerated before serving (use Burgundy stemware in any case!). Full-bodied, fresh and elegant on the palate, this is a vibrantly fresh yet firmly structured Pinot Gris that is initially pretty stringent on the finish, reflecting the maceration a little bit too much for my taste, but it integrates better with time or aeration. Tasted from a Burgundy glass, after a while, this became a silky-textured, enormously vivacious and finessed GB that is still on its way but also seems a tiny bit on the just-ripe side. There is nothing clumsy or heavy here, just lingering salinity and mineral tension. 13% alcohol. Natural cork. Tasted in September 2021." Stephan Reinhardt, The Wine Advocate.