Meinklang 2018 Pinot Gris, Graupert, Burgenland

Meinklang 2018 Pinot Gris, Graupert, Burgenland

Item Number: 13358

UPC: 9-120012740181

Country: Austria
Region: Burgenland
Sub Region: Neusiedlersee
Appellation/AVA: Neusiedlersee
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Graupert
Vintage: 2018
Grape(s): Pinot Gris
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 12
Residual Sugar(g/L): 1.3 g/L
Total Acidity: 5.3 g/L
Viticulture: Certified Biodynamic

Vessels: Part concrete egg and part stainless steel tank
Skin Maceration: Yes, 10 days
Yeast: Native
Filtered: No

Food Pairings: Pair the Graupert Pinot Gris with creamy dishes such as risotto and veal.

Vineyard Notes: The Grauburgunder (Pinot Gris) vines are a special at Meinklang. They are not pruned, but instead allowed to grow with complete freedom. They develop their own, undisturbed metabolism and must regulate the yield themselves. The result is an above-average number of grape clusters that ripen with small berries, which actually causes the harvest to be smaller than usual in the end. The small berries in relation to the pulp produce a higher skin to juice ratio, and thus, create a wine with more aroma, extract, and complexity. The vineyard looks quite unkempt, which is why Meinklang has named it Graupert. Graupert is the local dialect for someone looking tousled.