Supplier: Savio Soares Selections
Producer: Weingut Weszeli
Category: Wine - Sparkling - Rosé
Region: Niederösterreich, Austria
From 25 year old vines grown on loess soils and hand-harvested early September with vineyard sorting. Maceration lasts for 24 hours with spontaneous fermentation in steel tank with indigenous yeasts without temperature control. The wine spends six months on lees, including fermentation in bottle; no dosage.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER
Weingut Weszeli can be found in the charming city of Langenlois, a region with a long-standing reputation for wine. The winery’s success is owed, in part, to the Summerer family, which has owned and maintained the estate’s vineyards since 1679. The winemakers, Rupert and Elizabeth Summerer have dedicated their souls to the land they have tended since 1997, and after its purchase by Davis Weszeli, have stayed on to help preserve their family’s estate and traditions for at least a few vintages longer while instructing winemakers-to-be.
Preservation of the area’s biodiversity maintains a priority. Thus, a cover crop is planted for soil health as well as attractants for animal and microbial activity. There is no thought of chemical treatments. They maintain 30 hectares of Riesling and Grüner Veltliner vines that will then keep themselves healthy, because they are in harmony with all life. They carry this ethos to the cellar as well. Why ruin a perfectly grown grape? Here, their instruction from nature allows for harmony of the traditional and modern world. The wine makes itself, spontaneously fermenting, but is guided by temperature-controlled steel vats, a gentle pneumatic press and a CO2 system for bottling. This preserves the purity and spirit of the grapes to make as Rupert calls his ‘wines of character.’ The character stems from a mix of complex soils and the mix of warm sun and cool nights. This is twenty hectares of magical land, ruled by bio-equality, which reveals itself in every bottle offered by Weingut Weszeli.