Schilcher Frizzante NV
A Wine That
is utterly mindbending - be prepared for a rollercoaster ride on your taste buds. Savoury sweet and umami all at the same time, you'll need a pen and paper by your side to help you gather your thoughts. Redcurrants dipped in rock salt and rolled in puff pastry would be our closest attempt!
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- Winemaker: Strohmeier
Where and How?
This is the ancient indigenous variety, Blauer Wildbacher, planted on classic Styrian Opok soils (chalk and marl, rich in minerals). A 10-12 hour maceration took place before the grapes were gently pressed. The juice fermented naturally in stainless steel, with malolactic fermentation also taking place. Secondary fermentation takes place in the bottle. Not disgorged.
The Winemaker: Strohmeier
Franz and Christine Strohmeier say it takes a special place to make a special wine. Their part of Styria gives them a pot of metaphorical luck. In the old days, it was cold and difficult to grow grapes organically here, but these days more sunlight provides optimal growing conditions. The Adriatic influence meets the cold mountain air, meaning any humidity from the high rainfall is dispersed. All of these special qualities give Franz and Christine the perfect, healthy grape material to turn artistically into wine. It is their belief and trust in nature’s rhythms that have led them to create some of the most compelling naturally-made wines. These are bottles to lose yourself in.