Wine

Schplink! 3L

Viti/Vini
Organic practices in the vineyards. This is a cool climate site that lays at the same longitude as Champagne Hand harvest. De-stemmed. Gently pressed and allowed to macerate for 12 hours to increase aromatics. The spontaneous fermentation lasted 22 days at a cool temperature in stainless steel tank. It remained on the fine lees until 12 hours before filling to keep the wine as young and fresh as possible. Lightly fined and filtered.
Producer

Weingut Norbert Bauer consists of 90 ha of sustainably farmed vineyards in the picturesque Pulkautual area of the Weinvertel, near the river Pulkau, very close to the Czech border. Their motto is “Tradition in progress—we are where the wine grows.” The winery has existed since 1721 and is currently owned by Norbert & Gisela Bauer. They are the 11th generation of the Bauer family to operate it and the lineage continues with their five children. Nature remains one of the most important foundations of the family winery. They recently obtained an Austrian certification for sustainability that mandates organic practices in the vineyard, as well as sustainable practices for the entire business, including CO2 emissions for the winery. It is a respect for nature every step in the production process. The old wine cellar on the property is still used, and the knowledge of their ancestors is kept alive like a treasure. The design is inspired by the 80’s, an era where Apple computers were the boxes everyone was talking about and Kraftwerk’s Computer Love album debuted. So please, raise your glass and Schplink!

Winemaker:
Norbert Bauer
Country: Austria
Region: Niederösterreich, Weinviertel
Type: White
Variety: Gruner Vetliner
Farming: Sustainable
Age of Vines: Oldest plantings 1982 up to 2005
Production: 18,000 3L BiB
Soil: Clay loess and limestone

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