The Wine: Foam Somló Pet Nat 2018
Meinklang Foam Somló Pet Nat is a white natural wine made from Harslevelü and Juhfark grapes grown in the Somló Mountain region of Hungary, near the border with Austria. The grapes are grown biodynamically on volcanic soil and are harvested by hand from 35 to 60-year-old vines. This is a pet nat wine, made with the ancestral method, spontaneous fermentation with native yeast, unfined, unfiltered, only 20 mg/l added sulfites. Foam Somló Pet Nat is bright and fruity with notes of wildflowers, white fruit, and yeast.
The Producer: Meinklang
Meinklang is an original, family-run mixed farm, set in the middle of the World Heritage Site of the National Park Neusiedlersee, on the Eastern side of the Neusiedlersee Lake, bordering directly on the Hungarian lowlands, where life’s diversity and complexity are celebrated.
This farm functions much like an organism, relying not only on the people but also on the local herd of cows which contributes in an essential way with their natural and invaluable fertilizer. The farm’s diversity is enriched by ancient grains such as spelt, farro, and einkorn wheat, as well as the fruit orchards and vegetable gardens, meadows of wild herbs and flowers, and the elegant charm of the grapevines.
The Region: Somló - Hungary