A juicy light red with a particular fruit profile – proper purple/dark fruit profile, notes of blackberries, currants, a hint of pepper, and a whole lotta freshness. Very lean at only 10% abv, this is the perfect red to kick off any afternoon or evening.
Organic, Vegan, Unfiltered, Minimal Sulpher
A great entry-point into the wines of Julia & Josef, a young couple who are only on their third vintage but showing impressive maturity.
The grapes come from one vineyard of Blauer Portugieser called ‘Holz Gasse.’ the soils here are richer than in a lot of their other plots, have better water retention, and hence tend to give higher yields but also more concentrated grapes. In some years they also make a separate vinification from this plot for the ‘Alte Reben’ range but in 2019 all of the grapes went into this wine.
The grapes were half destemmed, half whole bunch. They were fermented in the same tank with the whole bunches at the bottom. Short maceration of 5-6 days, then pressed straight into steel tanks. The wine then stayed on its fine lees for 10 months prior to bottling with a small sulphur addition. Unfined, unfiltered.
Proper purple/dark fruit profile, notes of blackberries, currants, a hint of pepper, and a whole lotta freshness.