2019 Gut Oggau Bertholdi Rot Burgenland, Austria
The top red cuvée of the domaine, made in tiny quantities from their oldest vines, with awesome structure and aging potential.
Vineyard: 60+-year-old plot on limestone and gravel. Biodynamically farmed by Steffi and Eddi
Making of: the grapes are hand-harvested and destemmed, fermented spontaneously in bigger old oak vats and painstakingly, carefully pressed on their more than 200 years old vertical press. Matured for 2 years in old 500-liter barrels. Bottled unfined, unfiltered, no SO2 added.
Personality: An unmistakable nestor of the Gut family! Mechthild’s husband is her equal and a steadfast partner to his greatly loved spouse. A strong “Burgenländer”, who is extremely versatile, but always down to earth and at one with nature. Very much the beloved and wise grandfather to his grandchildren, he has much to tell and is full of energy and joie de vivre. He has made his way, knows all the tricks and in spite of advancing age, is still gaining in class.