Meinklang Pinot Noir
Some wines are just irresistible and this is one of them. It's supremely succulent and yet deliciously fresh and moreish. Probably not pc to say it but one glass is never, ever enough. Put away the car keys and settle in for the night. A natural style of Pinot Noir that can be served cool. This wine is unfiltered and may appear cloudy when poured.
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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