Goldener Schwalbenschwanz — Muskateller 2019
A Wine That
makes us stare at the glass and wonder how on Earth grapes can give us a marvel such as this. Think peach flesh meets Tuberose... and a whole dimension of other floral aromas in between. If you're looking to be inspired, this wine will do just that — in bucketloads.
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?
Golden Schwalbenschwanz is named after a breed of swallowtail butterfly which can be found fluttering around Andreas' vineyards full of plants, herbs, wildlife and bugs. For this cuvée, Andreas selected Muskateller grown on relatively poor calcerous marl. The poor soil results 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.