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White Bessi No.3 NV

£30.00

A Wine That

doesn't feel like drinking wine. Instead it's like trying an incredible cocktail of herbs, fresh cut grass and eucalyptus leafs mixed together. For this wine Michael picks out special parts of his harvest with a few grapes spending a few days on the skins before being aged in old wooden barrels. We love this wine with a fragrant Thai Green curry or try it with some wonderful fresh goats cheese.

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  • Winemaker: Michael Gindl
White Bessi No.3 - NV
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Austria
Weinviertel

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11%

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Skins

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75cl

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12°C

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Biodynamic

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Granite
Loess
Loam

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Grüner Veltliner
Riesling
Gelber Muskateller

Where and How?

All of Michael's vineyards are dotted around his home village Hohenruppersdorf. The soils are mostly alluvian sandstone called 'Löss' by the locals with patches of limestone and granite here and there. All of Michael's grapes are hand harvested and gently pressed and aged in a mix of tanks and Austrian barrels. There is no addition of SO2 throughout the vinification with the occasional microscopic addition at bottling.

The Winemaker: Michael Gindl

If we could choose one grower to highlight the success of permaculture and biodynamic principles, Michael would be shortlisted, if not the winner. His wines have become championed as some of the most exciting natural wines to come out of Austria in recent years, but it's the farm that makes the wines. The cows, the goats, the horses and the plants all add their own energy — and that's what you find in the wine.

 

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