Gut Oggau Atanasius Rot, 2017 MAGNUM

 

Gut Oggau Atanasius Rot, 2017 MAGNUM

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In 2007, husband and wife Stephanie and Eduard Tscheppe-Eselbock took over one of the oldest properties in the region of Burgenland, restoring both the winery and vineyards along with a 200 year old screw press. It is there where the couple produce single plot, distinctive wines from native varietals that are separated by character and personality rather than hillside location thus their unique family tree was born.

After a 20-year period of neglect the vineyards slowly and naturally purged themselves of any chemical treatments allowing biodynamics to be employed from day one..

The focus on quality as a permanent quest, their aim is to achieve a natural vine balance and process the grapes as gently as possible, allowing them to make the best use of their vineyard’s strength. The 13 hectares of vines are spread across dozens of tiny vineyards. Each vinified separately and then either bottled as a single site or blended to created complex field blends.

A blend of Blaufrankish and St Laurent from 35 year old vines on sand and clay, Atanasius is classified as one of the children in this unique family and described as thus: 

Wiltrude's and Joshuari's son. Like his sister Theodora, he has a very affectionate and easy-going nature that is typical of the inhabitants of the Burgenland. He is also an attractive young man but in no way superficial. Despite already being exceptionally popular, he still retains some hidden qualities, which make him even more interesting. His dream is to one day become an acclaimed world star