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Pinot blanc, 2019

By Birgit Braunstein

  • Appellation: Leithaberg
  • Region: Burgenland
  • Country: Austria
  • Colour: White
  • Grape Varieties:
  • Soil type: Calcareous shell limestone
  • Vessel type: Stainless Steel
  • Unfined.
  • Filtered - Paper microns.

Notes on additives, aids & processing used:

  • No temperature control.
  • Organic/Biodynamic/Equivalent
  • Total Sulphites: 48 mg/L
  • This wine is fermented spontaneously.
  • Other Information:Alcohol: 13% Bottle size: 75cl Age of vines: 28 years Certified Organic and Biodynamic - Suitable for vegans and vegetarians. The grapes are sourced from the Fellner and Breitenmoss vineyards on the slopes of the Leitha Mountains. The Pannonian climate, unique to this area has a continental influence moderated by Lake Neusiedl. The region has cold, wet winters, hot dry summers and a long mild autumn. High sunshine hours, cool nights and protection of the Leithaberg forests make the perfect microclimate to ripen grapes whilst maintaining good acidity. The soils are calcareous shell limestone. Viticulture is biodynamic. The influence of Lake Neusiedl extends the vegetation period of the vines to 250 days a year. Vineyards are cultivated without pesticides, and herbs and flowers flourish between the vines. Yields are controlled and each soil and microclimate is matched with the most suitable variety and rootstock. After hand-picking and sorting the grapes, spontaneous fermentation occurs in stainless steel tanks. This is followed by six months on the fine lees. The resulting wine has balanced acidity with 2.2 g/l residual sugar. Typical Burgundian almond character, with tropical mango and banana on the nose and soft pear notes. Refreshing, robust body.

About Birgit Braunstein

Burgenland, Austria

“When my wines taste vibrant and alive, then I know that all the work has been worthwhile and I feel an inner peace and deep satisfaction.” Birgit Braunstein’s family has a 400-year-old tradition of wine cultivation. Wines have been cultivated on the family farm since 1632. The term sustainability gains a whole new meaning in such circumstances.