Meinklang Osterreich Pinot Noir 2018 (750ML)

Meinklang Osterreich Pinot Noir 2018 (750ML)

Organic / Biodynamic / Natural

The Pinot Noir vines are planted on sandy loam on the eastern side of the Neusiedlersee. A rocky top soil and cooler vineyard site limits vigor and keep ripeness in check. The grapes are destemmed into open-top Austrian foudres for fermentation. After two weeks on the skins, the wine is pressed off into stainless steel and neutral puncheons. It is bottled without filtration.

Good luck finding a Pinot Noir at this price point with more character than this! The bouquet is a bit herbal at first, but quickly blows off. The elegant femininity of this red is undeniable once you pour it into the glass. The seamless body holds delightful cherry and strawberry accents that dance across your palate and the bright acidity gives this wine life and length. Cool climate Pinot Noir (Burgundy, Alsace, Finger Lakes) fans will go crazy over this!

The Meinklang winery is known for producing very unique wines in Austria using Demeter certified Biodynamic farming practices; it is actually more appropriate to refer to Meinklang as a farm rather than a winery.

Their farm functions much like a living organism, relying on a symbiotic balance between the people, land, vines, livestock, sun and the moon. While some growers prefer tightly manicured rows of vines, the Meinklang look fondly upon the hundreds of species of weeds, clovers, wildflowers, and other plants growing between them. They pay careful attention to the land, rotating crops and treating the soil with biodynamic fertilizers and soil conditioners made from plants and local manure. The result is a living soil brimming with microbes, which breathe character and life into the vines.

Some wineries take a strict scientific approach to winemaking, manipulating each vintage to fit an expected style. Meinklang is not one of those wineries. You’ll never see any reverse osmosis to increase concentration, oak chips to mask flavor, or chaptalization to increase alcohol and sweetness in order to manipulate the wine. Instead, they let the grapes and the land dictate the final product, and do as little as possible when it comes to winemaking. Their holistic approach starts in the vineyard, where they use organic and biodynamic farming practices, and extends into the cellar where they rely on native yeasts for spontaneous fermentation and gravity for moving grape juice. They even crafted a hundred homemade concrete containers shaped like eggs, which they use to age the wine. The use of sulphites are kept to an absolute minimum.

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Your Price: $19.99


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