For me, just about as close to a perfect red wine as I've ever had.
With the brightest deepest ruby colour bursting out of the glass you just know that you are in for a real treat.
Deep baked cherry, rose, some grapefuit skin and some tree bark all jump out of the glass in some elegant dance.
On the palete, again DEEP must be used... Intense rich earthiness, ripe cherry and strawberry, some plum and a teeny bit of anise too. Our bottle went rather quickly... but, I feel if you give her the chance to relax, she would show all sorts of other sides to herself as well with some time.
Perfectly balanced and medium weighted with long elegant finish with lifted acidity.
Gut Oggau is the cultist of cult producers. 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.