2022 Weingut Alexander Koppitsch 'Rosza', Burgenland, Austria
Rosza means “pink” in Hungarian, a fitting name for this bright rosé.
Vineyard: a blend of all family plots in Neusiedl am See (clay, sand, limestone), a total of 2.5ha planted between 1988 and 2003.
Grapes: roughly 40% Rotburger (Zweigelt), 40% Blaufrankisch, 10% St. Laurent, 5% Pinot Noir, 5% Syrah
Cellar: all grapes are hand-picked and directly pressed as whole bunches in the old
screw press. No additives, no temperature control at any stage of winemaking. Juice goes straight into stainless steel and fiberglass tanks. Racking before natural fermentation kicks in. All 5 components of ROSZA were mostly co-fermented and matured together on gross lees for 6 months without any additives, without fining, and without filtration. Bottled in February, completely without sulfites. The 2021 vintage is bottled in sparkling wine bottles under crown caps, slight effervescence can occur.
Personality: juicy fruity pink goodness! You’ll understand the need for a sun lounge chair (on the label and in your life) right after the first sip.