Neumeister Weissburgunder, “Ried Klausen” 1STK 2019

Neumeister’s Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc) forcefully demonstrates the minerality these steep Styrian hillsides can foster, with taut yellow fruit taking a backseat to a glinting, chiseled sense of stoniness; its penetrating depth of flavor belies its modest 12% alcohol. Fermentation proceeds spontaneously in stainless steel, and the wine spends the better part of a year on its fine lees in steel as well—a regimen that spotlights the wine’s crystalline character and keeps its fruit lively and fresh.

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