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Welschriesling 2017

£39.00

A Wine That

has such intensely ripe herbal green aromas that it smells like it was born on a cannabis farm. Its power makes it seem almost impossible that it's made from an Austrian grape variety called Welschriesling. Give the wine a few minutes to breathe in the glass, and out of this intense herbal ouverture unfolds an incredibly spicy and structured wine. Bob Marley would approve of its message.

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  • Winemaker: Rennersistas
Rennersistas — Welschriesling 2017
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Austria
Burgenland

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13%

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Orange
Light Skin-Contact

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75cl

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8-12°C

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Biodynamic

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Welschriesling

Where & How?

From a biodynamically farmed parcel of Welschriesling planted in the chalky, gravelly Gebühl vineyard.

The wine was fermented naturally with a small percentage of whole bunches. It was macerated on the skins before being aged on the lees in old oak French barrels. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.

The Winemaker

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. 

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