Regular price $28.00
Winemaker: Alexander and Maria Koppitsch
Appellation: Burgenland, Austria
Grape Varieties: Zweigelt, Blaufrankisch, St. Laurent, Pinot Noir, Syrah
Rosza means “pink” in Hungarian.
A blend of all family plots in Neusiedl am See (clay, sand, limestone), a total of 2.5ha planted between 1988 and 2003.
All grapes are hand-picked and processed as whole bunches in the old
screw press. No additives, no temperature control at any stage of winemaking. Juice goes straight into stainless steel and fiberglass tanks. Racking before natural fermentation kicks in. All 5 components of ROSZA were mostly co-fermented and matured together on gross lees for 6 months without any additives, without fining, and without filtration. Bottled in February, completely without sulfites.
Juicy fruity pink goodness! You’ll understand the need for a sun lounge chair (on the label and in your life) right after the first sip.
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!
-Jenny & François Selections