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Mátyás Family Estate - “Sandwich” Pinot Gris

Mátyás Family Estate - “Sandwich” Pinot Gris

The Pinot Gris for this wine is hand picked and pressed whole cluster. They use that grape must to line the bottom of the fermentation vessel (neutral barrels), toss in about 30kg of fresh/unpressed Pinot Gris grape clusters, and then pack another layer of grape must on top of that -- this is what they call the "sandwich" or "hamburger" method. The resulting fermentation sees partial carbonic maceration and the wine is left to macerate on the skins for 25 days.
About the Winemaker:
The Mátyás Family Estate winery was established in 2003 in the heart of the Strekov, Slovakia’s sunniest and warmest region. The Mátyás Family Estate is located on the hillsides along the Danube river. The 12 ha of land is farmed using biodynamic practices. 

Mátyás Family Estate has been certified as organic since 2013. The Mátyás philosophy centers on sustainable biodynamic farming in order to increase the biodiversity of their ecosystem. They do not use herbicides, pesticides or artificial fertilizers. They also strives for the farm to be a fully self-sustaining ecosystem - in addition to vineyards, they’ve also planted gardens and engage in extensive livestock farming, such as racka sheep and mangalica pigs.