Meinklang Pinot Noir 2017
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Meinklang Pinot Noir is one of those wines where one glass is never enough, this is moreish is succulent and simply delicious, which is good timing as Pinot Noir is thriving in Austria and this excellent, biodynamic example shows what’s capable here. The vineyard as a region of habitat. In the vineyards, among protected natural ponds, precious cover crops and wild herbs grow around their vines: sweet-clover, red clover and wild grasses provide a habitat for soil organisms and beneficial organisms. The deep roots loosen the ground, forming the basis for healthy vines. At the same time, cover crops act as a natural competitor for the vines – gentle and deliberate competition is good for the development of aromas and phenols in the grapes. They fertilise their vineyards with the compost that they produce themselves, using sheep, cow and horse manure, pomace, green waste and occasionally also rock dust. Robust and healthy vines can only grow in soil which is alive, producing completely individual wines full of character.
Meinklang is a lively farm compromising the three typical fields of a Pannonian farmstead in East Austria south of capital town Vienna: wine-growing, fruits and agriculture. Each family-member is specialized in an aspect of farming. Unique is the estate owns Angus & Aubrac cattle herd. It`s the farms source for our own nutritious, organic fertilizer for lively soils in the vineyards and creates the closed circle in the biodynamic Demeter farming. Outstanding issues are the totally unpruned vines, called graupert and the extended maturation in concrete egg-shaped containers. As well as the family initiated the first holistic Demeter brewery where we refine the ancient grain beer out of the old varieties called Einkorn and Emmer wheat.
The Meinklang Pinot Noir Juicy, vivid black cherry fruit appears on the nose of this wine, with a touch of tar and brooding elderberry. The palate brims with those appetizing flavours and adds an edge of liquorice to the fruit. It’s fresh and vibrant, with a fine, taut, gossamer structure. A delicious Pinot Noir that’s as elegant as it is refreshing and honest. (Wine Enthusiast)
This wine is Biodynamic and suitable for Vegans.