Graupert Pinot Gris

Graupert Pinot Gris

Burgenland, Austria
Meinklang - 2015
Product Code: CAA04
Grape: Pinot Gris
Size: 75cl
Alcohol: 13%

Made from biodynamic Pinot Gris grapes, the wine is aptly named--'Graupert' means 'tangled' or 'wild', referring to the vines which are allowed to grow free and wild. The free-growing vines produce bunches with smaller grapes with less juice and thicker skins. This produces greater aromas, gives extra layers of complexity to the wine and even gives the wine its darker colour. The wine spends some time in contact with the skins during fermentation (unusual for white wines) which gives the unusual rose-gold colour. There’s honey, pear and almond on the nose and a buttery, creamy texture with lively acidity, and...

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Run by the delightful Werner Michlits, the Meinklang vineyards are to be found on the eastern side of Neusiedlersee in eastern Austrian close to the Hungarian border. Long summer days allow for the best physiological ripeness, whilst cool evenings give the grapes ‘resting’ time. Vineyards planted close to the lakes have high atmospheric humidity combined with warm air, the ideal conditions for Austria’s world-famous sweet wines: eiswein, or ice wine. With its clear flavour and well-balanced acidity, it is made from grapes picked when temperatures plummet below freezing.

Customer Reviews

Wow! Review by delle101
Not you're average wine. Dark colour and very full-flavoured. I wasn't sure about it at first, just because it's different to what I normally drink, but this really has me hooked now! I can't describe how it tastes, just try it for yourself! (Posted on 15/06/2016)

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