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Jurtschitsch ‘Belle Naturelle’ Rosé 2018

Estate: Dating back to the 16th century, Weingut Jurtschitsch is the oldest winemaking estate in Kamptal. Located 37 miles northwest of Vienna, the ancient wine growing area is known for its sunny, poor soil terraces positioned on the steep slopes of the Kamp River that produce “some of the world’s very finest white wines”.

Pioneering, low intervention winemakers Alwin Jurtschitsch and his wife Stefanie Hasselbach [of Gunderloch fame], began transforming his family estate to organic farming in 2006; in 2009 they officially took the reins. In addition to organic, low intervention farming, they are passionate about preserving the area’s biodiversity. Committed to healthy vines and soil, growing amongst the 62 hectares of vineyards are fruit trees, grasses, garlic and wildflowers.

Winemaking: From vines in Gföhler Gneiss soil. “Whole grapes fermented on the skins and then stored on the lees in neutral 600l oak barrels for a couple of months.” Unfined, unfiltered.

Tasting Notes: Cherry pink in colour with aromas of strawberry, lemon, slate minerality and hibiscus. Vivid wild strawberry, cherry, pomegranate, raspberry, lemon and mandarin orange are framed by tangy acidity and clean minerality.
Cherry fuses with a streak of sea salt minerality and shake of white pepper on the dry finish. Fruity refreshing and super gluggable.

Blend of Pinot Noir, Zweigelt, Cabernet Sauvignon
Kamptal
Austria
Bottled by Weingut Sonnhof Jurtschitsch
12.5% Alcohol
$24

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