GUT OGGAU - ATANSIUS 2020
Only 3 bottles allocated, Atansius is a blend of Zweigelt and Blaufrankisch bio-dynamically farmed from 35 year old vines. A lightish red opening with red fruit, it's bright and clean and absolutely delicious. Bottled unfined, unfiltered and with zero additions of sulphur.
Grapes are hand harvested and destemmed. Fermentation takes place in used 500, and 1200-litre barrels, and the juice spends about 3 weeks in contact with the skins. The wine goes through elevage in the same barrels for about 12 months, with no batonnage. The wine is bottled unfined, unfiltered, and with zero addition of sulphur.
ORIGIN Burgenland, Austria
MAKER Gut Oggau
GRAPES Zweigelt, Blaufrankisch
Gut Oggau looks back on a long existence, which is continued today in a modern sense by Stephanie and Eduard Tscheppe-Eselböck. The biodynamic viticulture and the concentration on the essentials lead to a very tight assortment of regional and authentic wines. Each of these wines has its own personality and is closely related to the other wine characteristics. The wines end up becoming distinctive people, who form a unique wine family as a whole. A very exciting dynasty that makes getting to know each other always worthwhile.