Meinklang

Meinklang

Neusliedersee, Burgenland, Austria

Werner Michlits

70ha. under vine
300,000 bottles produced per year
Biodynamic viticulture

Meinklang’s estate is somewhat larger than our other producers’ – 1,800 hectares in total. However, only 70 hectares are vineyards, the rest comprising farmland, cattle pasture, fields of ancient grains, and apple and pear orchards. Incredibly, the entire estate is Demeter-certified biodynamic and managed and maintained by a staff of just 30 people.
Our interest in the winery was originally piqued by the wines coming from their 2 hectares of vineyard in the volcanic region of Somlo, Hungary, just across the border from Burgenland. Somlo is an inland island, a plateau formed by an extinct volcano rising from an otherwise uniformly flat landscape, and considered to be one of the finest vineyard sites in Hungary.


SPARKLING

Prosa 2017 Magnum only
Pinot noir, Zweigelt & Blaufrankisch...

Rosé
Harvested in early September. After a short maceration and the pressing, fermentation started in stainless- steel and finished in a pressure tank.


WHITE

Tag 2018
Grüner Veltliner

Full carbonic fermentation for about two weeks. Ageing was happening over 9 months in concrete eggs. It’s a pure and spicy expression with lots of smoky notes and a really vibrant acidity...plus just 10,5% alcohol..


ROSE

Morgen 2018
Saint Laurent.

Macerated a few hours on the skin with the whole bunches which we never tried before at a Rose. After fermentation the wine goes for 9 months in concrete eggs.


RED

Nacht 2018
Pinot Noir

A wholebunch fermented Pinot Noir from a vineyard planted in the 80’. Aged 9 months in concrete eggs to go through a fine microoxidation
- This wine keeps you alive throughout the night.