Szoke Matyas & Zoltan Matra Pinot Gris 2013
This wine is called Szuerkebarat, which means "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 pairs well with fresh cheeses like ricotta, creamy pasta sauces, or the exotic sweet/spicy flavor profiles often found in Indian cuisine.
Hundreds of years ago, monks introduced Szuerkebarat (Pinot Gris) to the Matra Hills. Luscious, spicy, and refreshingly Hungarian. Szoke invites you to raise a glass—Egeszsegedre (Cheers)!