Notes from the producer:
"The Göttweiger Messwein, or altar wine, has been an institution in this Benedictine monastery for centuries. Grüner Veltliner and Rosé (from Pinot Noir) are vinified as light, dry wines. From the nature-friendly cultivation of the vineyards to the care and processing of the grapes and wine, the purity law of the church must be strictly observed. Messwein cannot be produced without the permission of the bishop, and it must be only natural and unaltered. With 12 % alcohol (this may vary, depending on the vintage) Messwein is our lightest wine – very easy and drinkable."