Volume 40: The Style Edition

Illustration by Anna Vu (@goodwinecrapdrawing)
Andreas Gsellmann
OMG Rosé
St. Laurent
Burgenland, Austria

Andreas makes wines with individual personalities, leaving the grapes unadulterated in order to express the shifting elements in which they were grown. Pet Nat OMG Rosé is 100% St. Laurent: a variety indigenous to Austria and named after St. Lawrence's Day, when the grapes begin to change colour. After two hours of maceration, the grapes are spontaneously fermented in stainless steel tanks and used barrels, before being bottled for their final fermentation. A low alcohol Pet Nat with an exciting palate: cranberry and vanilla aromas give way to rhubarb and red berry bitterness on the tongue, softened by a note of strawberry. Amazing with grilled fish or granita.

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Matthias Warnung
Grüner Veltliner, Müller Thurgau
Kamptal, Austria

Whitey is an elegant and slightly floral wine from 15 to 30 year old vines. It is made up of 75% Grüner Veltliner and 25% Müller Thurgau, the former pressed directly and the latter fermented on the mash. Further fermentation for 11 months in steel tanks gives a wine that retains its freshness, while offering a complexity which keeps us reaching for more! Fruity aromas of apple and pear are followed by lemon, artichoke and well- balanced acidity on the tongue. We found it even more delicious after being open for a day! Drink with spicy noodles or ramen.

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Franz Weninger
Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc
Burgenland, Austria / Sopron, Hungary

Located in the far-eastern borderland region of Burgenland, the Weninger family has an estate on either side of the Hungarian-Austrian border. The grapes for this wine were harvested from both. This moderately tannic wine blends Zweigelt with Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc. The fermentation is a combination of whole berries and mash - the pulp of seeds, skins and fruit that results from pressing. It is aged for 18 months in 40 year old oak barrels and bottled with no filtration and minimal sulphites. Spicy and strawberry-like on the nose, this is an energetic red with sour cherry flavours and deep forest undertones. Pair with a winter’s night, or pumpkin ravioli.

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