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Analogue #1 — Pinot Noir 2020

£32.00

A Wine That

is a first for Michael and his partner Sonja. Analogue No1 stands for experiments that don't require a specific idea of wine. Rather, these are wines that allow for contemplation and new frontiers. Wines made for the moment. We only received a tiny allocation of these special wines. Make sure to join us in exploring!

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  • Winemaker: Michael Wenzel
Analogue #1 — Pinot Noir  - 2020
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Austria
Burgenland

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12.5%

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Red

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75cl

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12-15°C

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Organic

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Limestone
Quartz

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Pinot Noir

Where and How?

This wine is made from 100% Pinot Noir from Michael's limestone and schist rich soils in Rust, Burgenland. The grapes undergo semi-carbonic maceration and ferment and age in amphora for 12 months. The wines are bottled with a slight effervescence and no sulphur added.

The Winemaker: Michael Wenzel

If Michael lived 150 years ago, he may well have been one of Europe’s most famous winemakers. Back then, Furmint was one of the king of grapes and the wines made from the variety were a go-to choice, just like fine Burgundy or Bordeaux.

 

However, back in the 1990s, when Michael took over from his father, customers who entered their cellars were preferring to go for Sauvignon or dry Muskateller, as that is what everyone else was selling. Despite the lack of commercial interest, Michael continued to grow and bottle Furmint and time proved him right. With the renaissance of indigenous grapes in Burgenland and curious professionals all around the world, Michael’s path proved the right one, and he is now one of Austria’s most respected farmers and winemakers.

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