The Wine: Graupert Pinot Gris 2018
Meinklang Graupert Pinot Gris 2018 is a skin contact (orange wine) natural wine made from biodynamic Pinot Gris grapes - Neusiedlersee region of Austria. Graupert means "tangled" or "wild", a characteristic of these particular vines grown at Meinklang farm that give bunches with smaller grapes and thicker skins. Such grapes are highly coveted, they are very aromatic and when vinified produce wines of darker color. Graupert Pinot Gris is a skin contact wine, hence the rose-golden yellow color, honey, and dried apricot on the nose.
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: Neusiedlersee - Austria