Michael Gindl 2021 'Michi's Farm' Orange Wine, Weinviertal
Item Number: 18238
Region: Lower Austria
Sub Region: Weinviertel
Appellation/AVA: Weinviertel DAC
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): Welschriesling / Chardonnay
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Closure: Screw Cap
Alc by Vol(%): 12
Viticulture: Certified Organic
About Michi's Farm: There are many small grower families in Weinviertel working their lands organically and living a sustainable life. Gindl’s new project Michi’s Farm is a way to showcase and celebrate these growers. Michael buys his neighbors’ certified organic fruit at fair market prices with the aim to make delicious and affordable natural wines that shed light on the villages and people of the region. Included in the mix is a small piece of land from his wife Teresa and her family in Staatz, about 30 minutes North of Hohenruppersdorf to the mix.
“These vineyards have been farmed organically longer than mine, and it is such a joy to shed light on these lesser appreciated villages of our region, where the wines also take a more floral and aromatic quality compared to my own vineyards.” - Michael Gindl
Tasting Notes: This super fresh orange wine is aromatic with stoney citrus fruit, herbs, and a crunchy texture.
Winemaking Notes: Fermentation for Michi's Farm takes place spontaneously in stainless steel as well as some old wooden barrels, depending on the cuvée. The Welshriesling and Chardonnay spend 2 weeks on the skins and then age in 2,000-liter barrels. It is bottled in the spring after harvest without fining or filtering.