Weinviertel | Austria
Genuine natural wines. You can call them natural – but they are simply delicious, artisanal wines that are sought after worldwide for a reason. Michael is passionate about biodynamic farming and his wines are full of soul. He has a lot of help from his sheep, horses, and Bessi (his cow) in the vineyard. They are an essential part of his working philosophy and he shows his commitment to his beloved animal on the labels. SOL is the name of an ancient vineyard in Michael’s home village of Hohenruppersdorf – about 30km north of Vienna.
Gelber Muskateller, Riesling, Scheurebe/Sämling. The name “Flora” expresses not only the fresh and aromatic style of the wine itself but also the beauty of the vineyard at harvest. As the grapes for this blend are picked, the ground cover in the vineyards is still in bloom. The name “Flora” is a way for Michael to convey the fresh, aromatic and crisp style of the wine and also his vineyard. Drinking invokes unripe apricots, apples and elderflower. The floral notes are off the charts but in a really brilliant way. Vibrant acidity, creamy and citrus-driven. The nose is powerful and intense with sweet tropical fruit dry citrus with a touch of mint and herbs. Super fruity and aromatic, this wine is a delight, it’s got a delicate acid structure with a lengthy finish. The refreshment factor here is through the roof!
18 hours on the skins. Stainless on lees.
FLORA | 6 x 750ml | SKU #460744 | $23.80
~2019 LITTLE BUTEO~
Grüner Veltliner is harvested by hand from biodynamically farmed vines. 50% of the grapes are whole-cluster pressed, while 50% macerate on the skins for 4–8 hours. Grapes are slowly and gently pressed over 8 hours. Fermentation occurs spontaneously with native yeast in steel.
Little Buteo aged on the lees without SO2 in steel tanks for 6 months. A gorgeous sunset yellow in the glass, this is a medium-bodied, creamy skin contact white full of salinity, subtle tropical fruits, lifted acidity
LITTLE BUTEO | 6 x 750ml | SKU #446223 | $23.80
100% Grüner Veltliner, grown on loam, loess and sandstone. Grapes are hand-harvested, followed by 50% of the grapes being direct pressed and the remainder macerating on the skins for 6-8 hours. Fermented using native yeasts, and allowed to rest for 6 months in tank. Bottled unfined, unfiltered with no added SO2.
A gorgeous sunset yellow in the glass, this is a medium-bodied, creamy skin contact white full of salinity, subtle tropical fruits and a comforting nutty finish. Supremely fresh & bright.
BUTEO |6 x 750ml | SKU #460736 | $28.56
~2017 BUTEO 12~
Fruit for this wine is harvested during the final pass through Michael’s Grüner vineyards, picked 7 weeks after the initial harvest. Macerated on skins for 10 Hours, the wine is aged for 12 months un-topped on Lees in 700L acacia barrels. Bottled unfiltered and with no S02.
Somewhat oxidative in style, this wine has plenty complexity. Aromas of stone fruits, like yellow apple, superb acidity and long, stony, clean finish.
BUTEO 12 | 6 x 750ml | SKU #446226| $40.80
Roesler and Blauburgunder! Has a the perfect brett and lots of blueberry, blackberry, and raspberry.
BUBLLES | 6 x 750ml | SKU #460753 | $29.75
Fresh, summery white cuvée. A blend of Grüner Veltliner, Riesling and other varieties, some fermented on the mash and others in barrels. It has a herby, grassy nose and with its lively acidity and lime
WHITE BESSI | 6 x 750ml | SKU #460728 | $31.13
Michael’s Red Bessi was named after the first cow of the farm. It’s a cuvée of 2 different grape varieties, Zweigelt (80%) and Cabernet Sauvignon. Fermented in Amphoras and matured in big oak casks, the wine has a complex and elegant personality. Notes of cherry, forest fruits and cocoa puffs?
RED BESSI | 6 x 750ml | SKU #460750 | $39.87
Zweigelt. A fun light red with all the mesmerizing qualities of a Zweigelt, with that perfect intrigue that comes from it being a Gindl wine. Known as a great food-pairing grape, this racy-fresh number has notes of raspberries, violets and cinnamon… as well as a touch of freshly ground pepper.