Koppitsch Ret Red Blend

Regular price $23.00

Winemaker: Alexander and Maria Koppitsch

Appellation: Burgenland, Austria

Grape Varieties: 80% Zweigelt, 20% St. Laurent

Vinification Method: Grapes are hand harvested and fermented on the skins for about 10 days without temperature control. The grapes are then pressed and the juice goes in stainless steel tanks and acacia barrels for 14 months of elevage on the gross lees. The skins remain in contact with the juice for about 4 hours after which time the bunches are direct pressed, and fermentation lasts about 7 days. The wine is bottled unfined, unfiltered and with a small addition of sulfur.

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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