Meinklang, H17 2017Regular price $30.00 Save $-30.00
Variety: Harslevelu (Orange Wine)
Meinklang has taken the wine world by storm in the last few years due to the family's passion for making diverse products from the estate. Farming is at the core, with full bio-dynamic practices in place. The family has a full herd of Angus and Aubrac cattle, plus sheep. The farm believes in a full circle of life within the vineyards and farmland. The family has even achieved Demeter certification, one of the most difficult biodynamic certifications. The estate is located in the middle of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of National Park Neusiedlersee in Austria, just on the border of Hungary. The insane number of different wine labels produced shows the passion for creating wine with character and personality, with over 20 labels in production.
The vines of Meinklang actually span the Austrian-Hungarian border. The H17 Harslevelu vines actually come from Somlo, an inactive volcano site and one of the world's smallest and most unique wine regions in western Hungary. Not unlike Mount Etna in Sicily, the Somlo hillsides are filled with deposits of volcanic ash making for a robust and full-bodied wine. Add the two days of skin maceration and wild yeast fermentation and this wine results in something tannic and thought-provoking.