Koppitsch - Pretty Nuts Pét Nat (2019)
Varieties: 50% Blaufrankisch 50% Syrah
Starting in 2018, the Pretty Nuts Pet-Nat will come with 4 different labels to represent the 4 seasons.
Vinification Method: 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. Zero sulfur added.
About the Winemaker:
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 mostly limestone soil. Like his father and grandfather before him, Alex does not believe in introducing any additives into the grapes or the wine. Alex takes pride on performing every aspect of the vineyard management and the winemaking by hand, on a very small scale.