Intergalactic 2020 — White Field Blend
A Wine That
is as spaced out as the name suggests. This is a white wine that dances on the edge of being a skin-contact wine (or is it the other way round?) It's a playful and uncomplicated companion to drink for that summer pool day, or even to bring to your next dinner invitation - this is the wine version of a Daiquiri, complete with metaphorical cocktail umbrella.
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- Winemaker: Rennersistas
Where and How?
From the Burgenland, Austria, this is a young biodynamically farmed vineyard planted in 2017 to a selection of varieties, this is the first vintage of this wine. It is an aromatic blend of Welschriesling, Grüner Veltliner, Gewürztraminer, Muskat Ottonel and some Chardonnay.
The wine was fermented naturally on the skins for four days - so this is somewhere in between a white wine and an orange wine. It was aged on the lees in old oak barrels, and bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Stefanie and Susanne Renner, from the Burgenland, Austria, are a force to be reckoned with. With just five vintages under their belt, they’re already considered one of the most dynamic duos of new wave Austria. Throughout global history, it has so often been a son who takes over the family estate, and it is often the man's name found on the label. But history is changing. In the case of the Renner family, it was the middle sibling – Stefanie – who took the winemaking reins by doing internships abroad at the likes of Matassa, Shobbrook and JH Meyer Wines. Since 2015, Stefanie and her older sibling Susanne have managed the farming and winemaking, converting to biodynamics slowly. In doing so, they have noticed that their vineyards have become more balanced, thus better able to deal with extreme climate conditions. Susanne explains,
“If your soils aren’t healthy; if they’re unstable or unbalanced, then extreme weather conditions harm the whole system a lot more. That’s the main idea of our farming - to allow the plant to be able to adapt to all of the extremes.” Late last year, their youngest sibling and only brother, Georg, quit his technology job and decided to join his sistas. Now it it’s a dynamic family trio. Will a RennerBrotha cuvée join the stable? Time will tell.