Label: Gut Oggau
Winemakers: Eduard & Stephanie Tscheppe
Region: Burgenland, Austria
narcissist sees himself in a glass of wine, falls in / fresh red ink / matthew mcconaughey energy
Rotburger and Blaufränkish come from 35 year old vines on gravel and limestone, then spend three weeks chilling on skins, finally maturing for twelve months in the same barrel. More mineral than fruit with an inky subtext, this handsome devil doesn't let it go to his head. Despite being DEVASTATINGLY handsome and having a chin chiseled from granite, you will not catch him playing acoustic guitar at a party.
Wiltrude 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, and is an attractive young man, but in no was superficial. Despite already being exceptionally popular, he still retains some hidden qualities, which makes him even more interesting. His dream is to one day become an acclaimed world star.
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.
Please note, all orders come with chips!