In 1952 the Merano wine growers joined together to found the Meran Cellar cooperative with the task to improve the wine quality and increase the sales. It was a healthy and distinguished wine making operation with over 200 members and a cultivated area of 140 hectares. The turning point in Meran history came in 1992 with appointing Stefan Kapfinger to cellar master position. He did great job finding the right grape variety for each location as well as increasing quality of the wines produced. In July 2010 one more merger took place, Meran Cellar joined forces with another cooperative, Burggräfler Winery (founded 1901). The new formation called Meran Burggräfler Winery has 380 members and 260 hectares of vineyards and markets its top range under the new Meran brand. The new classic line Festival includes six white and six red wines and one rosé.
Meran Festival Weissburgunder is made with 100% Pinot Blanc grapes grown on vineyards Marling, Merano, Dorf Tirol and Labers located at 450-500 meters above sea level.
It is an excellent wine with waxy texture, and a palate full of apples, peaches, oranges, hints of hay and delicate mineral and herbal notes. Makes good pairing with light appetizers, baked halibut and white seafood pasta.
Serving temperature 12-14ºC. Ready to drink from now through 2020.