2017 Koppitsch Ret
In 2011, Alex and Maria Koppitsch took control of the families 6 ha of vines in Burgenland, 40 minutes from the Austrian capital, Vienna.
From the years 2005 to 2011 Alex worked alongside Gerhard Pittnauer in the neighbouring village of Gols. It was during this time that Gerhard converted his vineyard practices to biodynamic farming and Alex took these principles and applied them to the family farm in 2007. This is 80% Zweigelt and 20% St. Laurent. The grapes are from the grasslands plateau that runs from the lake north east to the Hungarian border, Prädium & Hutweide vineyards. Grapes are destemmed and macerated for 8 days. Elevage occurs in tank and a portion of the Zweigelt held in large acacia, 16 months on gross lees. Unfined, unfiltered, minimal sulphur at bottling. Dried herbs, blue fruited, amaro swirls and violets. From the minute it hits the glass it opens beautifully, the herbs subsiding and the fruit becoming more vibrant. Wonderful freshness.