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Interpreting Wine Podcast

Jan 29, 2018

Show notes (01:25) Background to the location and family winemaking history (10:10) Wine tasting (details below) (37:31) Wine fairs attended by Alexander Koppitsch in the coming months Wines tasted 1. Gruner Vertliner, Autentische 2017 (Barrel sample) Some 'funk' on the nose. Much more restrained in mouth. I had the impression that it would change over time in the glass. 2. Weissburgunder Autentische 2017 (Barrel sample) Reminded me of Reisling, but actually Pinot Blanc A lot calmer nose than first wine (Grapefruit aromas) Fresh vibrant wine 3. Welschriesling Maischevergoren 2016 (Orange Wine) 40 year old vineyard Grown on limestone 2 weeks on skins Already bottled and will spend a year in the bottle before release. This is their ‘orange wine for beginners’ 4. Gemischter Satz 2016 1934 vineyard Harvested from mixed vineyard on variable soil 2 weeks on skins Vibrant colour 5. Rosé Autentische. 2017. Zweigelt, St Lauren, Blaufränkisch, Pinot Noir and Syrah (barrel sample) Not produced every year. Not pressed, fermented in steel tank Vibrant colour. Great balance 6. Zweigelt Autentische 2016. 3 - 4 weeks on skins. 2,000L old acacia and oak barrels. 7. Rot Autentische no 3. 2015. 3 - 4 weeks on skins. Maria told me ‘it was nothing special’ but that made it special. It is a pleasant surprise. 8. Zweigelt (unfiltered) 2015. 500L barrels Bottled in August 2017 9. Blaufränkisch (unfiltered) 2015 (single vineyard). 25 years old vineyard Bottled in August 2017 10. Syrah 2015. Not much syrah planted in the area Nose: subtle. Mouth: Elegant, juicy, fruity 11. Pretty Nuts 2017. Blaufränkisch Bottled early in fermentation and all Alexander Koppitsch Pet Nats are disgorged. Fun colour and taste Contact details Tel: +43 650 8611322 Email: Upcoming Wine Fairs Bottled Alive, Tabor Vella Terra, Barcelona Weinsalon Cologne Prowein Dusseldorf Raw Wine, London UK importer Tel: +44 20 8965 2000 Intro and outro music The New Investors Contact: Visit details Location: Weingut Koppitsch Alexander, Burgenland Hosts: Maria and Alexander Koppitsch Date visited: 20th January 2018