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.
This is how the importer describes this wine – “Pinot Noir vines are planted on Sandy Loam on the eastern side of the Neusiedlersee. A rocky top soil and cooler vineyard site limits vigor and keep ripeness in check. The grapes are destemmed into open-top Austrian foudres for fermentation. After two weeks on the skins the wine is pressed off into stainless steel and neutral puncheons. It is bottled without filtration with 27ppm of Sulphur under Nomacork. 12% ABV”