Gut Oggau - 2018 Maskerade Weiss 1L
Eduard and Stephanie Tscheppe run a 14ha biodynamic estate in Burgenland, crafting distinctive single plot wines from native varietals. Each potion is separated by personality, their labels forming a flavourous fictional family tree. Gut Oggau have become one the most sought after, cult-status wines in Austria.
The duo acquired some new vineyards last year and are working tirelessly to convert them to biodynamics. Until then, they don’t believe the wines will show quite the same depth of personality, so they’ve kept the characters on the labels masked, and bottled in 1L bottles for early consumption. The Maskerade Weiss is a 30-year-old vineyard on gravel and limestone soil. There are several varietals planted, including Gruner, Weissburgunder and Welschriesling. Grapes are hand harvested and destemmed before being wild fermented in old 1000L and 1500L barrels. The wine goes through elevage in the same barrels for about 8 months, with no batonnage, then bottled without fining or filtration, and zero added sulphur. Did someone say unicorn?
Varietal Gruner, Weissburgunder, Welschriesling || Region Burgenland, Austrla || ABV 12% || Vol 1000ml