Gut Oggau - 2021 Atanasius MAGNUM

2021 Atanasius MAGNUM

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Variety
Blaufränkisch, Zweigelt
Region
Burgenland, Austria
Volume
1500ml

Atanasius is as easy on the eyes as he is on the palate. Light red and has a little bit of that farm fresh frizzante, giving texture. A blend of Blaufränkisch and Zweigelt delivering red fruits and fresh flowers. There's a crunchiness and minerality, a purity and tension. Ever the charmer. Gut Oggau came to life when Eduard and Stephanie Tscheppe took over an abandoned 17th century winery in the town of Oggau, Austria, and tirelessly restored it, including the 200 year old press that came ...Read More...

Atanasius is as easy on the eyes as he is on the palate. Light red and has a little bit of that farm fresh frizzante, giving texture. A blend of Blaufränkisch and Zweigelt delivering red fruits and fresh flowers. There's a crunchiness and minerality, a purity and tension. Ever the charmer.

Gut Oggau came to life when Eduard and Stephanie Tscheppe took over an abandoned 17th century winery in the town of Oggau, Austria, and tirelessly restored it, including the 200 year old press that came with it. The neglect that had befallen the winery was bittersweet in some way as the dust was shaken off the bones of the buildings and land; they noticed that the chemical treatments used thirty years ago had washed away too. Biodynamics was the next necessary step for the couple. Once they were able to vinify, perhaps it was the ghosts of the winery past, spirits that had hidden in the walls and the fruit, but each wine came alive with it’s own personality. They say that natural wine feels “alive”, but the feeling was so encapsulating, they had to name the visions that came to them. Part of the joy of drinking Gut Oggau is the rich family history they’ve created, matching personalities and stories of people to wines shows how the pair have embraced the sense of community in drinking, but also there’s the guarantee you’re going to drink….well…gut.

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