Weingut Pittnauer Mash Pitt 2017 - Temple Cellars

Country: Austria

Region: Burgenland

Type: Orange Wine (Skin Contact)

Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc, Gruner Veltliner, Chardonnay

Producer: Gerhard und Brigitte Pittnauer

ABV: 12%

This perfect blend of 42% Sauvignon Blanc, 37% Gruner Veltliner, and 21% Chardonnay makes an exceptional orange wine. With 20 days of skin contact, the Mash Pitt is floral and spicy, with very subtle apricot and tropical fruit. 

The vines are planted in rich clay soils. The wine stays on the skins for 20 days where it is allowed to begin spontaneous fermentation. The wine is matured for 8 months in barrique.

Gerhard Pittnauer is a purist, he believes in adding nothing to his wines, except perhaps sulphur. Certified biodynamic since 2009 although farming biodynamically since 2006, Gerhard and his wife Brigitte aim to produce wines that reflect their origins and leave as little footprint on the land as possible. Vines have been planted around Gols near Lake Neusiedl since the thirteenth century and they believe that they should observe traditions and ensure that the land is still viable for viticulture for generations to come. They eschew cultured yeasts, enzymes or heavy-handed use of oak, preferring to make wines with genuine originality and an individual style, that also allow the variety and terroir to shine through.

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