Birgit Braunstein Pinot Vom Berg (750ml)
Birgit Braunstein’s family has been growing vines in Austria next to lake Neusiedl for 400 years. She works organically and biodynamically across a wide range of terroirs, her wines are elegant and balanced. She farms 22 hectares in the Burgenland, where she grows a range of Austrian and international varietals, following biodynamic principles. The soils are complex with gneiss, mica, slate, chalky limestone, marl and clay all to be found across her different vineyards. All wines are naturally fermented and bottled unfined and unfiltered with small sulphur additions.
The grapes are sourced from the Heide vineyard on the slopes of the Leitha Mountains. The Pannonian climate, unique to this area has a continental influence that is 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 shell limestone.
After hand-picking and sorting the grapes, fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks with fourteen days maceration. This is followed by twelve months in small used oak barrels and large wooden cask.
Lots of crunchy red fruit aromas, raspberries and cherries. A year in oak adds depth and a savoury element. Light to medium body with fresh acidity and summer sweet berry flavours.