Graupert Zweigelt

Graupert Zweigelt

Burgenland, Austria
Meinklang - 2013
Product Code: EAA06
Grape: Zweigelt
Size: 75cl
Alcohol: 13%

The name 'Graupert' means 'unkempt' or 'tangled up', and this refers to the fact these biodynamic Zweigelt vines have been left to grow completely wild and free in accordance with the belief that nature can most often find it's own optimum dynamic balance. After a decade this has indeed happened, and the vines produce bunches with much smaller berries giving a higher proportion of skin to juice. For the winemaker this is great news, as it means more extract, aroma and complexity. Rich in juicy red berry and cherry flavour, but with invigorating minerally, fresh acidity. This is a different,...

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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.

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Alive!!! Review by Michael75
I don't know how to describe the taste, other than to say it tastes alive and so exciting and fresh. It's really delicious and I'll definitely be buying more. (Posted on 16/03/2015)

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