Gerhard Pittnauer inherited the family estate at the age of 18, after the sudden death of his father. After much study and travel, he returned to Austria with a mission to make his own wine with a global perspective. Drawing on the international wines he loved, he found a common thread in their bio-dynamic approach. Using this new found knowledge he experimented with a greater appreciation of the native varieties of the estate.
Pittnauer tends 15 hectares of land, half owned, half rented. The vines grow deep in limestone soils, they taste for perfect ripeness and strive to retain a purity of fruit which is true to the varietals. The vinification process is never rushed and although modern winemaking equipment is utilised to ensure clean and fresh wines, their role is to support a natural evolution of fruit to wine.
Blonde by Nature is blend of Gruner Veltliner, Pinot Blanc and Chardonnay fermented in barriques and amphorae. This organic and biodynamic wine is indeed naturally blonde in colour. A fun and fresh skin contact wine with juicy tropical fruit and orange blossom. Honey-ed but not sweet and a little tannic grip. An easy intro to the world of orange wines. Unfiltered.