Made from skin macerated Pinot Gris, the Meinklang Foam is an orange sparkling wine with bright aromas and complex flavors (yellow-fleshed fruit, hints of olive, etc.). There is a wonderful balance on the palate between the refreshingly crisp acidity and the creaminess from the lees contact (6-8 months on fine lees).
The Pinot Gris comes from Meinklang's Graupert Vineyard. This vineyard is special because it is not pruned; the Pinot Gris has the total freedom to grow and climb according to the vines’ basic instincts. The vines regulate their yield themselves. This leads to an above-average amount of grapes to ripen as very small berries, yielding a harvest which is smaller than usual as a result. The significant advantage of this is that the small berries have a higher skin-to-pulp ratio, therefore providing more aroma, extract and complexity in the wine. The name Graupert comes from the Burgenland dialect which older people use to describe someone slightly scruffy looking.
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