Andreas Tscheppe - Butterfly (2019)

Andreas Tscheppe - Butterfly (2019)

Yellow Muskateller grapes are hand harvested and destemmed. The grapes are pressed to 1000 liter 19 year old barrels where they ferment spontaneously. The wine is racked 3 times and a small amount of sulfur is added during vinification to preserve freshness. The wine rests in the same barrels for 18 months and is bottled unfined and unfiltered. 

Andreas Tscheppe is making beautiful examples of natural wine in Styria, in very much the same spirit as Franz Strohmeier and Sepp Muster. These vineyard sites are gorgeously terraced and are bursting with life: butterflies, dragonflies and beetles are just a few of the creatures you will find while walking through these vines, and they are all represented on the labels of his wines. Andreas works only with white grapes, some of which are fermented with the skins to produce orange wines. All the winemaking involves  a minimum of 18 months time in barrel for the wines to integrate with oxygen well and come into their own before being bottled.

Citrus, Tea, Wild Flower

Fish, Poultry, Funky Cheeses

About the Winemaker

Andreas Tscheppe is making beautiful examples of natural wine in Styria, in very much the same spirit as Franz Strohmeier and Sepp Muster. These vineyard sites are gorgeously terraced and are bursting with life: butterflies, dragonflies and beetles are just a few of the creatures you will find while walking through these vines, and they are all represented on the labels of his wines. Andreas works only with white grapes, some of which are fermented with the skins to produce orange wines. All the winemaking involves  a minimum of 18 months time in barrel for the wines to integrate with oxygen well and come into their own before being bottled.

Tasting Notes

Citrus, Tea, Wild Flower

Pairings

Fish, Poultry, Funky Cheeses