Blue Dragonfly — Sauvignon Blanc 2019
A Wine That
is exuberant and mineral at the same time... dare we say exuberantly mineral?! Sauvignon Blanc from Styria has a special place in our hearts, and this bottle encapsulates that feeling. Think pear skin meets rock salt, with a sprinkling of fresh rosemary. It's more on the savoury side, and as such is the ideal food wine; pair this with Thai curries and marvel at how it brings out the aromatics in the food. NB: this is a young wine made in a particularly reductive style. If this is not to your taste, we would advise cellaring for a couple of years to give it time to evolve and open up.
This bottle is a super rare find that we would like to share with many of you. We are therefore limiting the purchase to ONE BOTTLE ONLY per customer please, thank you for your understanding!
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- Winemaker: Andreas Tscheppe
Where and How?
The Sauvignon Blanc for Andreas's Blue Dragonfly comes from vines nestled among plants, herbs and flowers teeming with wildlife and bugs, including Blue Dragonflies. The soil here (calcareous marl) is relatively poor, resulting in a low yield which contributes to a more complex, distinctive wine.
After hand harvesting, the bunches were destemmed and then gently pressed. Fermentation took place in wooden barrels with indigenous yeast, which also lends this wine a one-of-a-kind quality. Minimal use of sulfites contributes further to its uniqueness.
Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Vineyard photograph kindly supplied by Doug Wregg of Les Caves de Pyrene
The Winemaker: Andreas Tscheppe
Andreas Tscheppe embodies what it means to have a gentle touch — both in the vineyards and in the winery. This is perfectly encapsulated via his labels, which feature the beautiful fauna that inhabit his vineyards. For Andreas, it's all about them: his vineyards are not just monocultures, they're home to a whole biodiverse world of animals, fungi and plants. Through biodynamic farming and natural winemaking, and patience via long ageing periods, you truly get a sense of this unique natural Styrian world in the bottle.