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Regular price $25.00
Winemaker: Alexander and Maria Koppitsch
Appellation: Burgenland, Austria
Grape Varieties: Welschriesling, Gemischter Spatz Weiss
During harvest, all grapes are processed in the backyard. whole bunches go straight into open top vats. Most are destemmed, with some we keep the whole bunches for carbonic maceration (30%). natural fermentation. no additives. after a couple of days of maceration, we take the juice off the mash. we press the mash and everything is blended into small oak barrels. maturation on gross lees for about 10 months without any additives. no fining. no filtration. no temperature control at any stage of winemaking. no air-condition in the cellar.
Alexander and Maria Koppitsch began making wine in Burgenland in 2011. They took over their parents 5.5-hectare winery and moved from selling their grapes into making their own wine. The vineyards are in the Neusiedl am See, a small village situated at the shores of the Neusidl Lake and on the eastern end of the Leitha Mountains which feature soft, rolling hills of mostly limestone soil. Like his father and grandfather before him, Alex does not believe in introducing any additives into the grapes or the wine. They use Rudolf Steiner’s biodynamic principles to cultivate their grapes, and pride themselves on performing every aspect of the vineyard management and the winemaking by hand, on a very small scale.
Since we began working with Alex and Maria’s wines, the expressiveness of terroir and their quality have undergone a meteoric rise. We liked the wines a lot in the beginning, but honestly have been shocked by how much better they get each time we visit and taste the new bottlings. We’re very excited to be working with them, and to see how their wines develop even more in the coming years!
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