The tools used to turn a wine to a Pannobile wine, are the eyes, noses, palates, brains and hearts of nine winemakers, coupled with the use of a pencil for that decisive "yes". A series of blind tastings result in those wines being chosen, that display regional typicity, personality and character, excelling it to Pannobile status. That's all!
Pannobile countryside is situated on the north eastern of Lake Neusiedl in Burgenland. Here the grapes ripen for this exceptional wine. It is also where the Pannobile winemakers live and work; alongside many others. The vineyards are the top sites that fulfil the "best soil" prerequisites to become a Pannobile.
Once every year, the nine producers select their white wine as a potential candidate for the white Pannobile. The criteria is very strict; only perfectly ripe grapes from the Pinot varieties (Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc), and the indigenous Neuburger, that grow within the defined Pannobile vineyard sites, may be vinified. The winemaker can decide whether he or she presents a single varietal wine or a blend of these designated Pannobile varieties. The unanimous decision to elect the Pannobile wine is made in the final, decisive tasting. This is how a wide and diverse range of wines, that are clearly recognisable as coming from the same family, evolve with each having its own special individual character.
The Pannobile members are individualists; they run their wine estates independently, and don't meddle in each other's wines. The Pannobile forms a platform where they can come together; to collaborate, cooperate and close ranks, representing not only a wine or region, but rather binding a group of friends with an active social agenda.
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Country Austria Region Burgenland Sub Region Neusiedlersee Colour White Grape Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris Vintage 2012 Alcohol 12%-13% Viticulture Biodynamic Body Full Type Dry Bottle Size Bottle (750ml) Bottle Closure Cork Drinking Maturity Ready, will improve