Waiting for Tom Red
Zweigelt, Blaufränkisch, St. Laurent
Burgenland, Austria

After Stefanie had stints at Domaine Matassa with Tom Lubbe and at Tom Shobrook in Australia, she joined forces with her sister Susanne. They slowly made their own wines at their parents winery in the village of Gols at Neusiedlersee. Together they farm around 13 hectares and are currently transitioning the vineyards from organic to biodynamic practices. They own some of the best plots in the area and make some of the best Burgenland wines.

The name of the "Waiting for Tom" wine came from a story where people would always wait for Tom (Lubbe). It is a red blend with half Zweigelt, Sankt Laurent, and a little Blaufränkisch. Most of them were left for twelve days with their skins to ferment. Afterward, they spent eight months on their lees in used oak barrels before bottling. The result is as fantastic as it sounds and stylistically feels very French to me. With its nice acidity, I suggest trying this with a hearty pasta dish or some lamb chops.

This wine is part of
Volume 4: The Action Bronson Didn't Know Edition