Meinklang, Pinot Gris ‘Graupert’ 2020
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Renowned, and almost iconic, amber /orange wine. Low intervention winemaking – and vineyard management! The annual job of pruning vines hasn’t happened for five years now, making the vineyard ‘graupert’ or ‘unkempt’.
The resulting fruit from the unpruned vines is smaller in size but richer in flavour. This is 100% Pinot Gris, with flavours of black pepper, chamomile, apricots and roses.
We’re delighted to work with Meinklang, A vanguard member of the natural wine scene, they are innovative and holistic producers in Burgenland, on the border between Hungary and Austria.
Their 70 hectares of vines are part of a large mixed farm, on which they keep Angus cattle, ensuring a steady supply of manure for making biodynamic preparations, and ensuring a ‘closed loop’ system of agriculture, where the abundant fertility of the site in constantly renewed by its own nitrogen cycle, rather than relying on adding nitrogen and other chemical inputs. This ensures their wines are ultimate expressions of their land.
2020; cork; 12%