Whenever I have a white wine in my glass, I realise how much we wine drinkers rely on our sensory memory. I'm not a white wine drinker, so I largely lack what you might call an "inner archive": Possibilities of comparison, differences, fine nuances of expression, my own standards. Somehow the judgement - perhaps even the enjoyment - gets stuck in the momentum, like this: appeals to me, I like it, I can enjoy it - or not. I am aware that most occasional wine drinkers feel this way. What one knows and has once found to be good is ultimately one's own (usually unconscious) yardstick. That's how I feel about the Weisse.
The Bündner Herrschaft - this should no longer be a secret, even abroad - is a small stronghold of Pinot Noir. Malans is one of the four municipalities of the Bündner Herrschaft, the northernmost, where the road branches off to the health resorts of Klosters and Davos. White wines are also produced in the Bündner Herrschaft, mainly Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc and various grape varieties (but in small quantities). By far the largest share, however, is made up of Pinot Noir, for which the Herrschaft is famous.