Gut Oggau Weinland Winifred Rose Magnum 2017
The Weinland Winifred 2017 Magnum is produced at the Gut Oggau estate in Burgenland by Lake Neusiedlersee. The estate is run by Eduard Tscheppe and his wife Stephanie Eselböck-Tscheppe. Stephanie and Eduard focus on quality as a permanent quest, their aim is to achieve a natural vine balance and process the grapes as gently as possible, allowing them to make the best use of their vineyard’s strength. All their wines are vineyard-specific and express both the vine age and the character of these indigenous Austrian varieties. When they began to work with the wines in the cellar, they noticed that each wine seemed so alive with its own personality, that they decided to craft labels centred around the personality inside each bottle. Thus they created a family of wines: each wine is given a name of one family member and the artist Jung von Matt draws a face for each label.
Most of the vineyards are field blended, and therefore there is little mention of grape varieties here, but they do work with 6 main grape varieties– Blaufrankish, Zweigelt Grüner Veltliner, Welchriesling, Weissburgunder (Pinot Blanc), and Gewurztraminer.
Fruit for ‘Winifred’ rosé comes from 35-year-old vines rooted in gravel soils. Cheerful and refreshing, the wine is serious, full of bright berry flavours and a seriously food-friendly nature. Pair with savoury Asian cuisines.
With only 15 to 18,000 bottles a year, Gut Oggau’s wines are one of the most sought-after wines of Austria. These wines are on allocation only and are very limited.