Maria & Alex Koppitsch

Neusiedl am See, Austria

NEUSIEDL AM SEE, AUSTRIA

Alexander and Maria Koppitsch began making wine in Burgenland in 2011. They took over their parents 5.5-hectare winery and moved from selling their grapes into making their own wine. The vineyards are in the Neusiedl am See, a small village situated at the shores of the Neusidl Lake and on the eastern end of the Leitha Mountains which feature soft, rolling hills of limestone soil.

Like his father and grandfather before him, Alex does not believe in introducing any additives into the grapes or the wine. They use Rudolf Steiner’s biodynamic principles to cultivate their grapes, and pride themselves on performing every aspect of the vineyard management and the winemaking by hand, on a very small scale. 

~HOMOK~

Grüner Veltliner, Sauvignon Blanc and Weissburgunder are hand-harvested whole bunches are placed in the tank. The Gruner Veltliner ferments in a large acacia barrel, the Sauvignon in stainless steel, and the Weissburgunder in fiberglass tank. The skins remain in contact with the juice for about 4 hours after which time the bunches are directly pressed, and fermentation lasts about 7 days. The wines rest in the fermentation tank for about 9 months and then the wines are blended and bottled, unfined, unfiltered and with zero sulfur added.

HOMOK | SKU #191516 | $20.70 – $23.99 | Sorry, Sold Out

~JUH~

Juh means “Sheep” in Hungarian, named for the “sheep hill” vineyard site these grapes come from.

Grapes are hand harvested and whole bunches go into the screw press. The wine ferments without additives and without temperature control in fiberglass tanks. The wine matures on the gross lees for about 6 months. It is bottled unfined, unfiltered, and with an addition of 10 milligrams of sulfur.

JUH 750ML | SKU #191505 | $20.70 – $23.99 | Sorry, Sold Out 

~Rosza~

Rosza means “pink” in Hungarian.

Grapes are hand harvested and whole bunches go into the screw press. The wine ferments without additives and without temperature control in fiberglass and stainless steel tanks. All 5 grapes are cofermented and the wine matures on the gross lees for about 6 months. It is bottled unfined, unfiltered, and with an addition of 15 milligrams of sulfur.  40% Zweigelt, 40% Blaufrankisch, 10% St. Laurent, 5% Pinot Noir, 5% Syrah

ROSZA 750ML | SKU #191508 | $20.69 – $23.99 | Sorry, Sold Out 

~PRETTY NATS PET NAT #1~

Grapes are hand-harvested and whole bunches go into the screw press. The wine ferments without additives and without temperature control in fiberglass tanks. At the right time during fermentation, the wine is moved to the bottle to finish fermentation in the bottle as a rosé pet-nat. During the first warm days of spring when the nights are very cold, they put the bottles outside and then disgorge them all, by hand.   50% Blaufrankisch/ 50% Syrah.

PRETTY NaTS PET NAT 750ML | SKU #191500 | $27.68 – $31.99 | SORRY, SOLD OUT

~Ret~

Zweigelt & St. Laurent Grapes are hand-harvested and fermented on the skins for about 10 days without temperature control. The grapes are then pressed and the juice goes in stainless steel tanks and acacia barrels for 14 months of elevage on the gross lees. The skins remain in contact with the juice for about 4 hours after which time the bunches are directly pressed, and fermentation lasts about 7 days. The wine is bottled unfined, unfiltered and with a small addition of sulfur.

Rett 750ML | SKU #191513 | $19.54 – $22.65 | Sorry, Sold Out

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