Meinklang is a lively farm comprising three typical fields of a Pannonian farmstead in East Austria: wine-growing, fruits and agriculture. Each family-member is specialised in an aspect of farming. Angela and Werner are in charge of the wine estate. Quite unique is the estate’s own Angus cattle herd. It’s the farm’s source for its own nutritious, organic dung for lively soils in the vineyards and creates the closed circle of biodynamic Demeter production.
Outstanding characteristics include the totally unpruned vines, called “graupert” and the extended maturation in concrete egg-shaped containers.
The vines are left to roam free and enjoy total freedom: “graupert” means wild in the local dialect of the Burgenland and stands for un-pruned Grauburgunder-vines. Harvested in late September. Two weeks skin fermentation in stainless-steel and then aged partly in concrete eggs and stainless-steel. With a yeast-cloudy face, but unclouded enjoyment and a full draw on the palate, the mash-fermented Grauburgunder impresses with its variety of aromas and density. He experiences the tightrope act between boisterous rusticity and graceful grace. As seen in Amber Revolution by Simon J Woolf.
Grape Varieties: 100% Pinot Gris