Meinklang, Frizzante Rosé 2014, Österreich, Austria
Tasting Note: A rustic, old world, lightly-sparkling rosé with a decidedly sour character that would likely please your friends who enjoy sour, IPA beer; wine geeks would enjoy too.
Deep-intensity salmon in color, this wine has a distinctive nose of candied-sour strawberry and raspberry with a hint of red cherry.
On the palate the dry, medium bodied rosé has flavors of sour red cherry on the attack followed by medium acidity.
Pleasurably distinctive, but wouldn’t be popular with a broad, general crowd.
Bottle Note: Our herd of Angus cows populate the landscape of picturesque Lake Neusiedl which straddles the Austrian-Hungarian borders. Cows are the key element in biodynamic farming and complete the ecological circle. They are the source of nutritious fertilizer for all our vineyards. Lively soil and harmonious vine metabolism are a central focus of our farming practices. The wine character shines with a distinctive playfulness representing our Burgenland environment.
Importer: Artisanal Cellars, White River Junction, Vermont
Tasted: My parents’ house, Atlanta, Georgia
Tasting Date: June 17, 2016