Alexander Koppitsch - Rot Authentisch 2015
55% Zweigelt, 20% Blaufränkisch, 20% St. Laurent, 5% Syrah
Imported by Jenny & Francois
From the importer-
Grapes are hand harvested and partially destemmed, which is all done manually. They ferment in large 2000-liter oak and acacia barrels for 20 days without temperature control, where they are left sitting outside in the yard. The grapes are fermented traditionally with occasional pigeage and wild yeast only. The wine then ages in the same large barrels for 1-2 years. The wine is lightly filtered and has a small addition of sulfur at bottling. 2,000 bottles.
Alexander and Maria Koppitsch began making wine in Burgenland in 2011. They took over their parents 5.5-hectare winery and moved from selling their grapes into making their own wine. The vineyards are in the Neusiedl am See, a small village situated at the shores of the Neusidl Lake and on the eastern end of the Leitha Mountains which feature soft, rolling hills of mostly limestone soil. Like his father and grandfather before him, Alex does not believe in introducing any additives into the grapes or the wine. They use Rudolf Steiner’s biodynamic principles to cultivate their grapes, and pride themselves on performing every aspect of the vineyard management and the winemaking by hand, on a very small scale.