Pinot noir from vines cultivated organically and planted in 2002 in the region of Burgenland at Neuberg, a vineyard site which encapsulates all the best characteristics of this wine region. Indeed, the vineyard is located on a hillside facing southeast, with poor soils, a great deal of limestone on the surface and the presence of schist in some places. The grapes harvested here are always the finest from Alexander and Maria's estate. They are picked by hand, destemmed, with about 10% kept as whole bunches, followed by spontaneous fermentation in vats, 13 days of maceration, then gentle pressing, transfer to 225-litre barrels that have seen several wines, and 22 months of maturation on the gross lees, all without temperature control. The barrels are blended the day before bottling, without any additives. Neither fined nor filtered, and just a microdose of sulphur (1 gram per hectolitre). Alexander and Maria Koppitsch, partners both in life and in the vineyard, were handed the keys to their estate by Alexander’s father in 2011, though the story begins long before that. In fact, the Koppitsch family has been producing wine in the region for more than 500 years... So what Alexander inherited from his father, Opa Leo, was not just land, but traditions and knowledge amassed through generations of his family, along with a great deal of old country savoir-faire and good sense. Today, the estate’s six hectares are cultivated as they always have been – entirely by hand, and without any chemicals. The couple goes even a little further than their elders, taking steps to meet the modern demand for certified vegan wines. Their Pinot Noir cuvée is exceptionally precise, very pure and a paragon of elegance. Don't be fooled by the old fashioned label, this wine couldn’t be more serious and in tune with the times.
Appellation : Vin d'Autriche
Degree of alcohol : 11 %
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Country : Autriche
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