Meinklang not only makes exceptional certified biodynamic and natural wines (wines with as little additives and adjustments as possible) but they are also holistic farmers. Ran by the Michlits family, 55ha of land near the Hungary border hold grasslands and waterways where they farm chicken, sheep, pigs, and biodynamic Angus cattle. These animals play a very important part in the vineyards, as they are Meinklang’s source of fertilizer. The German word for vineyard is ‘wein-garten’ directly translating into ‘wine garden’ and the Michlits stay true to this by creating a true garden of fruits, vegetables, and herbs amongst their vines. Innovating and pioneering winemakers like the Michlit family in Burgenland are an invaluable resource for Austria’s success in winemaking.
These are the details for the Burgenland Rot. Blaufrankisch (50%), Zweigelt (40%), and Sankt Laurent (10%) are planted on sandy loam with a shallow rocky top-soil. The grapes are partially destemmed into stainless steel where fermentation is carried out semi-carbonically. The wine then rests for six months in tank before being racked an bottled with 30ppm of sulphur. 12% ABV