Meinklang 2020 'Graupert' Macerated Pinot Gris, Burgenland
Item Number: 17372
Sub Region: Neusiedlersee
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Graupert
Grape(s): Pinot Gris
Type: Wine - Orange
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Viticulture: Certified Biodynamic
Vessels: Part concrete egg and part stainless steel tank
Skin Maceration: Yes, 10 days
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 fruit 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 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.