Originally from Burgundy, Pinot Noir has been emerging as an important grape for Austrian winemakers. It was first planted by Cistercian monks in Austria’s Thermenregion when they settled there in the 12th century, but cultivation has since spread to include many other areas of Austria. While not as finicky as its cousin, St. Laurent, it still requires skill and attention on the part of the winemaker to coax a great wine from it.
Malat’s Pinot Noir is vinified from 100% estate-grown fruit in the “Furth-Palt” village on the banks of the Danube. Fruit-driven, with intense strawberry and floral notes, this Pinot complements a wide range of dishes, from pasta to red meat.