Stunningly bright and beautiful wine. The nose is pervasive yet elusive. Soft florals and with mere hours skin-contact these precious grapes brush the wine delicately with lemon rind and a slight sea mist.
The wine has a firm structure, fresh-lemonade-tannin and slight body belying its soft velvety weight. A whole orchard of fruits appears along a long journey to a slightly honeyed and mineral finish.
Gut Oggau has a massive cult following. Adored and extremely sought after all over the world. And with very good reason, these are simply some of the most captivating wines and seem to get better and better every year. Stephanie and Eduard took over an abandoned 13 ha winery in 2007 in the quiet town of Oggau on the eastern bank of Lake Neusidl and immediately set about converting it to a certified biodynamic winery. They produce a “family” of wines each based on a fictional personality with their own unique character which they seek to express through the wines. It’s a non-hierarchical family and each is supported by the other. It’s more than a gimmick and is a thoughtful way to express their terroir. The older more mature vineyards generally go into the older generation – “parents” Joschuari, Emmeram, Timotheus and Josephine – the wines are more considered and grounded. The “grandparents” Mechtild and Bertholdi are from made from two single vineyards of old vines that produce more traditional wines. And the children Atanasius, Theodora and Winifred are more light, bold and energetic.
Over the ~13ha they grow typical local varieties – Blaufrankisch, Zweigelt, Gruner Veltliner, Welschriesling, Weissburgunder and Gewurztraminer.
These are truly special wines that really touch people (including us). Get to know them whenever you get the chance.