Grauer Burgunder, also called «Ruländer» in Germany, and Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio in France and Italy are mutations of Spätburgunder or Pinot Noir. Grapes of Pinot Gris are gray-purple.
After the variety came to Germany from Burgundy or Champagne, Johann Seger Ruland a Businessman from Speyer rediscovered it. He realized the quality and tried to spread it.
The vines belonging to the Pinot Variety have a powerful body and less acidity. The smell reminds of pineapple, almonds, nuts, citrus, dried fruits and raisins.