Grauburgunder (Pinot Gris) 2019
A Wine That
is as charming and full of energy as the Renner family members themselves. This is Pinot Gris left on the skins for just the right amount of time to lend the wine a natural bright amber colour, which comes from the bronze skins of the grapes. Do you like deeply coloured orange wines, but prefer fresher, more vibrant whites? Then you'll love the premiere 2019 vintage of this Grauburgunder from the sistas.
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- Winemaker: Rennersistas
Where & How?
From a young biodynamically farmed vineyard planted in 2017 to a selection of varieties, this is Grauburgunder (Pinot Gris). The first vintage!
The wine was fermented naturally on the skins for four days - so this is somewhere in between a white wine and an orange wine. It was aged on the lees in old oak barrels, and bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Stefanie and Susanne Renner, from the Burgenland, Austria, are a force to be reckoned with. With just five vintages under their belt, they’re already considered one of the most dynamic duos of new wave Austria. Throughout global history, it has so often been a son who takes over the family estate, and it is often the man's name found on the label. But history is changing. In the case of the Renner family, it was the middle sibling – Stefanie – who took the winemaking reins by doing internships abroad at the likes of Matassa, Shobbrook and JH Meyer Wines. Since 2015, Stefanie and her older sibling Susanne have managed the farming and winemaking, converting to biodynamics slowly. In doing so, they have noticed that their vineyards have become more balanced, thus better able to deal with extreme climate conditions. Susanne explains,
“If your soils aren’t healthy; if they’re unstable or unbalanced, then extreme weather conditions harm the whole system a lot more. That’s the main idea of our farming - to allow the plant to be able to adapt to all of the extremes.” Late last year, their youngest sibling and only brother, Georg, quit his technology job and decided to join his sistas. Now it it’s a dynamic family trio. Will a RennerBrotha cuvée join the stable? Time will tell.