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Birgit Braunstein Pinot Blanc, Burgenland 2021

White Wine from Austria
4.000000000 star rating 1 Reviews
Elegant, crystalline pinot blanc from Austria's mother of biodynamics and minimal intervention. This variety has a long history in the Burgenland region and this is a fine example, with notes of lemon, pear and flint. Dry, crisp and delicious.
Original price: £13.50 Sale price: £12.50 Bottle
Original price: £81.00 Sale price: £75.00 Case of 6
In Stock
Code: AA4161

Wine characteristics

  • White Wine
  • 2 - Dry
  • Pinot Blanc
  • 75cl
  • Now to 2024
  • 12.5% Alcohol
  • no oak influence
  • Screwcap

Birgit Braunstein

Lake Neusiedl is a vast but shallow expanse of water that straddles the border between Austria and Hungary, and its shore is home to many excellent wine estates. Among the best are the vines belonging to Birgit Braunstein, a woman with winemaking in her blood – her family have owned vines here for 400 years – and a determination to make something remarkable. She owns 22 hectares close to Leithaberg, with vines at some of the highest altitudes in the area, and she farms organically,following biodynamic principles since 2000. Indeed, she takes a holistic view on life in general, and keeps goats, chickens and sheep on her land. Positivity is a watchword for Birgit, illustrated by the blackboards dotted around the cellars with positive messages chalked on them, and it seems, to anyone who knows her, that this must have contributed to her earning her enviable reputation for making wines of intensity and vibrant purity. This dedication to making wines of natural grace, allowing them to show the grapes' innate characteristics and a wonderful sense of place, is reflected in her cellars where she has a hands-off approach, fermenting using only natural yeasts and neither fining nor filtering before the wine goes into bottle. She also uses as little sulphur as possible.

The Field

From Austria, a glorious example of crisp, lively and lemony biodynamic pinot blanc.

Jonathan Ray

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