Gut Oggau Cecilia 2021
Cecilia has made it to the shores of New Zealand, and we’re happy to have her here. Lively and defying convention, this is loosely called a rosé, but in fact is a blend of both white and red varieties. The newest release from Gut Oggau, it's a field blend (known in Austria as a gemischter satz) from a small plot growing on limestone soils. Steffi and Edouard have brought this vineyard back to life, care of biodynamic practices. It’s vibrant in strawberry, watermelon and red apple flavours, and is framed beautifully by its textured palate and bright acidity. Two thirds of the fruit is direct pressed, and the remainder is given a short maceration on skins, before aging in large format oak.
In 2007 Eduard and Stephanie Tscheppe-Eselböck took over an abandoned vineyard in Burgenland, Austria. With a deep respect for nature and biodynamic principles, they set out to revitalise the vineyard. With two decades of hard work under their belts, Gut Oggau is a family of wines where each wine has its own name, personality and particular expression of the vineyard. Younger generations (Atanasius, Theodora, Winifred) are said to be more energetic and forthright where as the older generations (Joschuari, Emmeram, Timotheus, Josephine, Mechtild, Bertholdi) have a little bit more body and power. Each wine is personified by an illustrated face created by artist Jung von Matt. Gut Oggau are a beacon of biodynamic winemaking and a trailblazer in the world of natural wines.
Organic, biodynamic, unfined, unfiltered, no added sulphites