Franz Weninger

Szürke & Fehér 2021

A pretty and playful skin contact for anyone who likes their wine with a fun backstory! When Weninger planted his Frettner vineyard back in 1999, he thought he had planted Pinot Noir for the chalky higher part of the vineyard. But three years later, he discovered that they had actually received Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris vines. In 2018, he decided to ferment the Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc together on the skins, and since 2021, it's been a Pinot party: the skins of the Blanc and the whole berries of the Gris ferment in the direct pressed juice of the Noir. A perfect ending to a happy accident!



Winemaker: Franz Weninger


Region: Horitschon / Mittelburgenland

Vintage: 2021

Grapes: Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc

Colour: Skins

ABV: 12%

Size: 75 cL


Behind the Bottle

Franz Weninger

A good place to start is Franz Weninger's fantastic and dangerously delicious rosé, which is named after his grandmother. Rózsa Petsovits was born 1921 in Horitschon, Hungary in the shadow of WWI. Within the same year, Horitschon became part of Austria but the nearby city of Sopron defiantly voted to remain in Hungary. Today, almost a century ...