Run by the delightful Werner Michlits, the Meinklang vineyards are to be found on the eastern side of Neusiedlersee in eastern Austria close to the Hungarian border. Long summer days allow for the best physiological ripeness, whilst cool evenings give the grapes ‘resting’ time. Vineyards planted close to the lakes have high atmospheric humidity combined with warm air, the ideal conditions for Austria’s world-famous sweet wines: eiswein, or ice wine. With its clear flavour and well-balanced acidity, it is made from grapes picked when temperatures plummet below freezing.
This Pinot has all the hallmarks of and excellent wine, especially at this price point. The nose has red fruits with earthy notes that draws you in. The palate is juicy but not over-blown, classy and silky in the glass. Can be served chilled, but may appear cloudy as the wine is unfiltered.
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.