In collaboration with Lubrication Wines, we are proud to offer a spring selection from prestigious Austrian estate Gut Oggau.
These wines are available to order until midnight Friday 6 September and will be shipped the following week. Apologies but no further discounts are available.
We are proud to offer the 2017/2018 'Younger Generation' wines (Atanasius, Winifred and Theodora); the stunning 2017 Joesephione (a blend of Roesler and Blaufrankish) and the brand new Maskerade wines.
The Maskerade wines are field blends from vineyards that were recently acquired by Stephanie and Eduard. Gut Oggau has instilled biodynamic principles, but the vineyards are still learning and in conversion to becoming certified Biodynamic by Demeter. In their words:
Holding a tiny bit of their beautiful personalities and characters back, the wines’ true self is still hidden. Not quite sure who the person behind the mask is, Gut Oggau will only allow the wines to become part of the family when they have fully revealed themselves.
Wife and husband team, Stephanie and Eduard Tscheppe, have been growing grapes and making wine from their 17th century winery (that had been abandoned for 20 years), since 2007. Twenty years of neglect proved to be a good thing when it came to the owners desire to make biodynamic wines and put their 200-year-old press to work. Today, the 13 hectare Demeter certified winery produces 15,000 to 18,000 bottles a year, achieving cult status in the natural and organic/biodynamic wine sectors for being breathtaking expressive, fresh and full of energy. The winery’s natural wine methods include: • Biodynamic certified vineyards planted in limestone and gravel. • Hand harvested. • Minimum maceration. • Spontaneous fermentation. • Ageing in 500-litre and 1200-litre barrels. • Bottled unfined, unfiltered, and with zero addition of sulphur.
Limited production has wine lovers all over the world scrambling to pick up these highly sought after wines. It seems that the fine wine lovers in this beautiful part of the world, New Zealand, all but agree.