Meinklang 2017 'Foam' Ancestral White, Burgenland

Meinklang 2017 'Foam' Ancestral White, Burgenland

Item Number: 11857

UPC: 9-120012745377

Country: Austria
Region: Burgenland
Sub Region: Neusiedlersee
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2017
Grape(s): 100% Pinot Gris
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 12
Viticulture: Certified Biodynamic
Soil Type: Clay

Method: Ancestral
Disgorged: Yes; by hand
Fined: No
Filtered: No
Yeast: Native
Total Sulfites: 10 mg/L

Wine Notes: Made from skin macerated Pinot Gris, the Meinklang Foam is an orange sparkling wine with bright aromas and complex flavors (yellow-fleshed fruit, hints of olive, etc.). There is a wonderful balance on the palate between the refreshingly crisp acidity and the creaminess from the lees contact (6-8 months on fine lees).

Fruit Source: The Pinot Gris comes from Meinklang's Graupert Vineyard. This vineyard is special because it is not pruned; the Pinot Gris has the total freedom to grow and climb according to the vines’ basic instincts. The vines regulate their yield themselves. This leads to an above-average amount of grapes to ripen as very small berries, yielding a harvest which is smaller than usual as a result. The significant advantage of this is that the small berries have a higher skin-to-pulp ratio, therefore providing more aroma, extract and complexity in the wine. The name Graupert comes from the Burgenland dialect which older people use to describe someone slightly scruffy looking.