Langenlois 2017 — Pinot Noir
A Wine That
reminds us that red wine can be just as refreshing as white wine. This is Pinot in its cool climate glory: full of raspberry, forest floor and sour cherry aromas, and that hallmark crunchy acidity. It's the ideal wine to serve ever-so-slightly cooler, for warm summer nights and BBQs outside. Make sure you get something from the herb garden, too: this is the ideal red wine for aromatic dishes.
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- Winemaker: Alwin Jurtschitsch
Where and How?
From organically farmed Pinot Noir on gneiss-based soils, on the windswept plateaus between Langenlois and Schiltern.
The whole bunches of Pinot were crushed by foot to release the juice, after which they were fermented for 14 days. The wine was aged in old 300-500L barrels, and bottled unfined and unfiltered after 12 months with a small touch of sulphur.
Alwin and Stefanie Jurtschitsch could have taken over the family business and kept everything the same. There might be the saying if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, but if we all adhered to that or remained sedentary, we'd be stuck drinking traditional wines and agricultural concepts wouldn't have advanced. The current era of Jurtschitsch wines were born from a desire to work differently. From working on a biodynamic weed farm in Australia, to submerging himself in polyculture in the Ecuadorian jungle, Alwin developed an ardent belief in organic farming as a teenager and young adult. Seeing wine as an ever-evolving product of culture, their winemaking techniques have left old traditions in the past, making way for new ones to take their place. Alwin says,
“I see it like a big playground. It's a permanent exchange of me — the human being — the vineyard, and what we’re tasting in the cellar. This should never stop, otherwise you fall asleep in tradition. Always stay tuned and always keep an open mind...”