Szürkebarát, Pinot gris,
Pinot grigio, Ruländer
Originally comes from France and known as Pinot gris. Part of the Pinot grape family, closer clones: Pinot blanc and Pinot noir. They are so close relatives that it might happen that the red and white clusters of grapes can be found at one stock.
One of the high ranked world-sorts. Tokay de Alsace is also this sort and has nothing to do with Tokaj. Countries that lie on the northern regions of the wine-growing border grow this sort.
According to a legend the monk have domesticated this sort in the Carpathian basin. Famous and grown in greater volumes in Badacsony and can also be found in North-Balaton and Matraalja. Newly became produced in larger volumes also in Etyek-Buda and Ászár-Neszmély.
Ripens at mid-time (end of September, beginning of October), medium yielding white vine. The stock is averagely strong, sticks are thin, damage of the hard parts is characteristic for the sort. Yields small, reel style, thick and tight clusters of grapes. Secondary yield is similar in color to the ripen clusters, at harvest this part should be kept off, otherwise it would ruin the quality. Brown rot might start shortly, thanks to its thin skin and good sugar developing factor. At our gardens we plant the clone B10 on 10 hectares on an old fashioned double curtain structure.
Average yields: 7-9t/ha. It is picked from the end of September with 19-21 Mm degrees. We also leave some parts for late harvest.