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WENINGER Pinot Noir 2021 - Bortársaság

WENINGERPinot Noir 2021

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After many years, this wine from Franz Weninger is making a real resurgence with us. Many people think of Kékfrankos as the sole local red variety, but Pinot Noir has at least 400 years of history in Sopron, and there are 25-year-old vines on Franz's estate, in the Frettner vineyard. The 8-hectare vineyard is a real oasis in the summer – the soil is thick clay, almost always retaining some moisture, and cool air flows between the rows from the old oak forest, which runs along the edge of the vineyards. “The variety requires a lot of attention,” Franz begins. “It's red, yet it often behaves like a white wine. After 10 years, I think I’ve figured out the key: I only destem part of the berries, leave some whole bunches in it and macerate them for a long time."

The biodynamically grown grapes were picked by hand, then following the sorting, they were placed in the open wooden vats of the Balf cellar. Spontaneous fermentation was followed by 10 months of ageing in used, 5-hectolitre barrels. The elevated character typical of the variety is fused in the best possible ratio with the herbal, deeper flavours we know the estate and the place of growth for.

2022 August bottled locally at the winery, without filtering, fining.
2900 bottles were made of it.

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