The Gut Oggau Family Reunion Red 2016
Gut Oggau describe 2016 as “a vintage to remember” going on to say in greater detail:
“The spring brought heavy frosts. While hailstorms in the summer tested the resilience of our vines. Autumn by contrast was peaceful, forgiving and warm, and in the end delivered amazing qualities of grapes. Growing and living at the whim of nature, we are forced to let go. To let our wines take it all in, and retell the story of the year through their complex characters. In 2016 this has brought a new and unexpected replacement of our wine family. A unique family reunion.”
Instead of making 10 wines, each representing the unique family members of the Oggau clan they made just four wines: Wiess (White), Rose and Rot (Red) (and a Brutal Rose). Each is blended from the parcel that corresponds with the three generations of family members that would in a normal vintage give their name to a wine (as the family members get older, the wines get more serious and expensive).
Family Reunion Red 2016, biodynamic wine, rare bottling, Blaufrankisch, Zweigelt, a special and limited edition from a unique wine producer. The red Reunion is a blend of all the red grapes that normally go into Atanasius, Josephine, Joschuari and Bertholdi. The oldest and youngest vines together. The wine combines the intensity of the older red and the freshness of youth. Seamless red, fabulous balance, complexity and potential. Cellaring would be rewarded.