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2022 Theodora
$81.00

Gut Oggau

2022 Theodora

Producer: Gut Oggau

Vintage: 2022

Fruit: Blend

Region: Burgenland, Austria

ABV: 11.5%

organic

good natured jest / martha stewart home decor / sundancing 

It's pretty clear Theodora has the coolest hair of the Gut Oggau wine family. A meticulously balanced field blend of Grüner and Weslchriesling spends only a few hours on skins before being pressed, enough to give structure and texture in equal parts with striking fruit; many are saying white peach, yellow cherry and lemongrass drizzled with salted butter. This wine captures the feeling of straight-up Winnie-the-poohing it (strutting around the woods in a t-shirt with no pants, eating honey from the pot.)

Wiltrude’s daughter. A pert but likable young lady, who takes everyone’s heart by storm with her cheerful and animate manner. She is attractive like her mother and at the same time both impudent and elegant.

The prankster at the vineyard Oggau, she is nonetheless most reliable and steady. She has a particularly close relationship with her beloved grandmother Mechthild and her favourite uncle Emmeram.

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Have you ever heard that you can not dream a novel face? That every stranger's face you have seen in a dream must have come from someone you've seen before, stored somewhere deep in between folds of grey matter. Gut Oggau challenges that little anecdote, as they do many pre-conceptions and traditions in modern wine making.

Eduard and Stephanie Tscheppe-Eselböck are unapologetically poetic and whimsical, undeniably serendipitous, and very, very attractive – yet not intimidating. Taking over an abandoned vineyard in the village of Oggau off of Austria's Lake Neusidl in 2007 they let the winds blow and the rains wash away any residual agricultural chemicals and/or shackles to the expectations of the past. And now they are the undisputed hype GOATs of the natty wine world and the poster couple for Biodynamic agriculture.

Though they work mostly with six main grapes (Blaufrankish, Rötburger, Grüner Veltliner, Welchriesling, Weissburgunder, and Gewurtzraminer) they do not define their wines as such. Their wines are people, completely fictional but now alive and recognizable, probably popping up in the bizarre dreams of wine folk worldwide. Treat yourself, get Gut.

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