Renner Sistas Weissburgunder 2017

Type: Orange Wine
Country: Austria
Region: Burgenland
Grape Variety: 100% Pinot Blanc
Viticulture: Natural Wine | Biodynamic | Certified Organic

Climate: Hot, continental Pannonian climate
Terroir: Vines grow on clay and sand soil
Winemaking: Aged in amphora, grapes are destemmed, and macerated for 1 week in used barrique

Color: Pale orange
Nose: Mild in the nose with a light minty scent
Palate: Smoky, citrusy and fresh. Yellow grapefruit and lime plus lovely minerality

About the Winery:
Birgit and Helmuth Renner took over the winery in 1988, and they are currently in the third generation with daughters Susanne and Stefanie waiting in the wings to enrich the existing business with new ideas. Currently, they cultivate 12 hectares of vines around Gols. These are located on the Parndorfer Platte with the upper hillside sites of Altenberg, Schafleiten, Salzberg, Gebühl and Ungerberg, as well as on the Heideboden south of Gols.

The careful cultivation of the vineyards by hand is paramount to the Renner family. Birgit & Helmuth have realised the importance of sustaining healthy vines and hence, converted the entire vineyard to organic farming in 2009. The first certified organic harvest was in 2012, and they are deeply convinced that the wines have greatly benefited from this transition. The ambitious Renner sisters, aka “rennersistas”, are motivated to continue on this same path. Since the 2018 harvest, the entire farm has been converted to biodynamic agriculture and certified by Demeter. Through even more diversity in the vineyards, with green harvesting and the recycling of organic material as well as replenishing the soil, they want to further promote the health of their land. Through this close-to-nature viticulture, they have created the best possible environment for healthy grapes. This opens up new opportunities for creating exceedingly good wines and long-term sustainability within the vineyard.