Natural Orange Wine Certified Biodynamic
Meinklang is an original, family-run mixed farm, set in the middle of the World Heritage Site of the National Park Neusiedlersee, on the Eastern side of the Neusiedlersee Lake, bordering directly on the Hungarian lowlands, where life’s diversity and complexity are celebrated. Herds of cows which contributes in an essential way with their natural and invaluable fertilizer.
The Michlit family were farmers on this land before World War I, when this part of Austria still belonged to Hungary. They have always worked a fully integrated farm with animals (cows, chickens, pigs, sheep and horses), orchards and grains in addition to grapes. They practice crop rotation, and nothing goes to waste. After the war, the farm was broken in two and their village ended up across the border in Austria meaning they had to give up their parcel in Hungary. Parents Anneliese and Werner proudly reclaimed this after the fall of communism, which worked out very well when it became clear that not just one, but all of their three sons would stick around to carry on the family business! Mulatschak (which means Fifteen Down, a card game in Austria) is a skin-contact white, on the light side (5-7 days), using very aromatic varietals, which seem to work really well for an orange wine – the time on the skins tames the aromatics, highlighting the savory, salty qualities, and tends not to pick up too much tannin. Hazy and fuzzy like an apricot, this wine hits you with a delicious salty wave of cantaloupe, apricot and goldenberries.