Birgit Braunstein, Chardonnay Felsenstein, Burgenland, Austria
Birgit Braunstein's family have been growing vines next to Lake Neusiedl in Burgenland for 400 years so it's no doubt that she knows what she's doing. Her philosophy is easily explained... 'She handles her vines, grapes and wines with mindfulness, conscientiousness and intention. She accompanies her plants in harmony with nature, touching and feeling what is needed, rather than aimlessly toiling away. She aspires to capture the vitality of the earth in the wine glass. The results are wines that are vibrant, salubrious, structured, and deep – moving wines.'
For this wine, chardonnay is grown on 30 year old vines on the slopes of the Leitha mountains with a pannonian microclimate moderated by Lake Neusiedl and the shelter of the Leithaberg forests. The vineyards are worked biodynamically without use of pesticides and with herbs and flowers growing between the vines.
An elegant unoaked chardonnay with tropical fruit on the nose, refreshing acidity and full body. An ideal accompaniment to fish or an Indian vegetable curry.
Producer - Birgit Braunstein
Country - Austria
Region - Burgenland
Appellation - Neusiedlersee Hugelland
Variety / Blend - Chardonnay
Wine Style - White Wine
Farming - Organic with biodynamic principles