2019 Michael Opitz Sauvignon Blanc Pinot Gris

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2019 Michael Opitz Sauvignon Blanc Pinot Gris

No Tricks, Just Wine

This Sauvignon-Pinot Gris blend is a revelation! A truly sophisticated wine, full of finesse and soft tones, with Burgundy elegance and reserved coolness. A fascinating, sensuous palate, with fully mature flavours, which impresses from the first sip. The herbaceous tang of Sauvignon creates a fine balance of sweet fruitiness and crisp acidity.

Tasting Notes

The human iris – As unique as a fingerprint and therefore the perfect symbol for our exceptionally high-quality wines. Every single one is genuinely unique – as unparalleled and individual as the occasions when we drink wine.


Organic, Biodynamic, young, trendy, and Austrian! Michael Opitz is part of the new generation of wine growers, no longer producing mainstream but rather, distinctive, confident wines. The personality of this winegrower is reflected in the style of the wines, which are considered and confident without excessive inclination towards the dramatic. Michael Opitz also particularly values sustainability in the winery. This includes improvements in the vineyard and in the cellar as well as considerations concerning transport, packaging materials and many other aspects.

Alan's Personal Notes

"This one was labelled 'natural' not orange but still a decent colour extracted. With Sauv Blanc being the lead varietal - it’s certainly the more commercial of the two whites he produces. Equally magnificent but still difficult to recognise any particular fruit aromas or flavours - but again multi-layered, complex, and with great length - and again that saline finish. Just shades it to be my favourite of the two - but Di preferred last night. Definitely a winemaker to watch." January 2022


Year 2019
Bottle Size 750ml
Cultivar Sauvignon Blanc & Pinot Gris
Country Austria
Alcohol content
13.5% alc vol 
Units of Alcohol per Bottle 10.1 units
Type Orange Wine
10 months in Austrian oak and Accacia Barrels
Allergen Information Almost Sulfur Free
Dietary Information
Organic, Vegan & Vegetarian
Origin Burgenland