Pét Nat Rosé Rurale — Zweigelt & St. Laurent
A Wine That
reminds us of a bronze statue. A beautiful dark shimmering colour, the nose almost reminds us of Burgundy - enticing and forest-like in its aromas. Then, on the palate, a vibrancy and zestiness appears that you weren't expecting. Incredibly complex, this keeps giving more and is somewhat the underdog of the Hoch stable.
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- Winemaker: Christoph Hoch
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Where & How?
From Hollenburg in the Kremstal region of Austria, this is a Zweigelt, Sankt Laurent and Muskat Ottonel blend. The Zweigelt wine is whole bunch pressed, creating a wine with almost no colour. This becomes the "engine" of the wine. The Sankt Laurent and Muskat Ottonel parts of the wine are "reserve wine" from the previous vintage, fermented together as a semi-carbonic maceration, bringing the colour to the wine. These are blended into the Zweigelt mid-fermentation, in the barrel. The wine finishes fermenting in bottle, pét-nat style. No SO2 added at all.
After going to winemaking school, Christoph set out to find high quality wines that excited him, to learn more. He found that among these, there was often a common denominator; they were farmed biodynamically. He started to research biodynamic viticulture, converting his vineyards from 2014.
The first thing you notice when you meet Christoph is that he asks a million questions and he smiles a lot. He is on a constant knowledge quest. He says, "I suppose that's why I've always called my wines projects. I always have projects going on; some work and then they become my wines! I always want to learn something, to take a step forward and to discover what's possible here on our soil." On his soil in the Kremstal, Christoph produces sparkling and still wines from Riesling, Grüner Veltliner, Pinot Blanc, Zweigelt, Sauvignon Blanc, Blauer Portugieser and Muscat.