2021 Weingut Alexander Koppitsch 'Homok', Burgenland, Austria

2021 Weingut Alexander Koppitsch 'Homok', Burgenland, Austria


Vineyard: Seefeld. A flat, dry and very windy 1.74ha plot in the west of Neusiedl am See, the last bits of solid land before the marshes of the lake. This location means that the grapes grow very intense aromas. Vines planted between 1978 and 2018.

Grapes: roughly 40% Grüner Veltliner, 40% Weissburgunder, 20% Sauvignon Blanc

Cellar: all grapes are hand-picked and processed as whole bunches in the old
screw press. No additives, no temperature control at any stage of winemaking. Juice goes straight into stainless steel + large acacia + oak barrels (2000L) + fiberglass tanks. All vats are racked once before the spontaneous fermentation kicks in. All 3 varietals (Grüner + Weissburgunder + Sauvignon Blanc) were mostly co-fermented. Everything aged on gross lees for 6 months without any additives. Bottled unfined, unfiltered, no SO2 addition since the 2020 vintage.