Archive for the Burgenland Category

2008 Hillinger Small Hill, Burgenland, Austria

Fifty percent Merlot, and twenty-five percent each of Pinot Noir and St. Laurent. I usually don't list blend components, as I think varietals are over discussed – I usually like to give blends diplomatic immunity from such charges. But I want to point out that this blend gets my respect because they dare take conventional wisdom and toss it straight out the window. With all the plantations of the Merlot and Pinot across planet Earth, you have wonder why their juices are so rarely poured into into Read more [...]

Meinklang 2010 Grüner Veltliner, Burgenland, Austria

I recently attended a conference where I had the distinct honour of interacting with a full thirty-three percent of Austria's entire community of biodynamic wine producers. His name was Werner.   Mr. Michlits spoke about his Meinklang winery much like a Ph.D student of antiquities would reel off facts about the relationship of science and theology – and he makes one of the best Grüners I have tried in the last couple of years.   Citrus and floral notes sheepishly nudge the Read more [...]
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