Gut Oggau Timotheus (750ml)
Gut Oggau is a biodynamic wine estate in Oggau, Burgenland, Austria owned and operated by Eduard Tscheppe and Stephanie Tscheppe-Eselböck. Edward grew up making wine with his father and Stephanie’s family have a Michelin star restaurant. In 2007 the couple focused their energies into reviving a dilapidated winery, including a 200 year old screw press and abandoned vineyards. Their approach was to farm according to organic and biodynamic principles from the beginning and the results are impressive and their wines have garnered a cult-like following amongst natural wine lovers worldwide.
This is a blend of Gruner Veltliner and Weissburgunder. The grapes, that grow on limestone, slate, gravel and sand, are hand harvested and partially destemmed. One third of the grapes ferment on the skins for about 3 weeks while the rest are directly pressed, after which, the wine is then re-blended. Fermentation takes place in used 500-liter barrels. The wine stays in these barrels for an elevage of about 12 months, with no batonnage. The wine is bottled unfined, unfiltered, and with zero addition of sulfur.