Meinklang is a multifaceted biodynamic farm and winery located in Austria's Neusidlersee region near the banks of Lake Neusiedl in eastern Austria. In addition to growing a variety of wine grapes, the farm is home to cattle and various agricultural crops and herbs, which helps to create biodiversity and healthy, nutrient-rich soils. Mienklang is run by a team of three brothers who abandoned the pursuit of more lucrative corporate careers to chase a dream running of their own agricultural enterprise. Their ultimate goal is to farm sustainably without the need for chemicals or artificial inputs, and these practices are reflected in their winemaking as well. In the cellar, Meinklang wines always begin with native yeast fermentation, with the addition of sulfur being largely avoided as the focus is always on expressing the true character of fruit and terroir over excess extraction or manipulation.
This 2018 Prosa is an excellent example of Meinklang's authentic and joyful winemaking style. It is fresh, vibrant, and juicy; packed with both bright fruit and wonderfully clean minerality. It expresses its delicious strawberry-laden fruit profile with characterful unpretentiousness and wonderfully balances brilliant crunch-factor with a palpable sense of refreshment. At 10.5% ABV, this wine is an excellent choice for nearly any time of the day would make an excellent pairing with a picnic lunch after a scenic hike.