Gut Oggau is one of Burgenland’s finest cult producers. Eduard Tscheppe & Stephanie Tscheppe-Eselböck took over Vineyard Wimmer, a 13-hectare estate near the banks of Lake Neusiedl, in 2007.
The long tradition of Gut Oggau is continued by Stephanie and Eduard Tscheppe-Eselböck in a modern sense. The biodynamic viticulture and the concentration on the essentials lead to a very tight assortment of regional and authentic wines. Each of these wines has its own personality and is closely related to the other wine characteristics. The wines end up becoming distinctive people, who form a unique wine family as a whole. A very exciting dynasty that makes getting to know each other always worthwhile.
2020, 750ml, Austria, Brand, Burgenland, Category, Country, Gemischter Satz, Grape, Gut Oggau, Other Blend, Region, Stock, Type, Vintage, Volume, White
2020, 750ml, Austria, Blaufränkisch, Brand, Burgenland, Category, Country, Grape, Gut Oggau, Red, Region, Stock, Type, Vintage, Volume
2021, 750ml, Austria, Brand, Burgenland, Category, Country, Grape, Grüner Veltliner, Gut Oggau, Region, Stock, Type, Vintage, Volume, Welschriesling, White
2021, 750ml, Austria, Brand, Burgenland, Category, Country, Grape, Grüner Veltliner, Gut Oggau, Region, Stock, Type, Vintage, Volume, Welschriesling, White
A hotspot for the history of Burgundy, Moulin aux Moines is located in the heart of the Côte de Beaune, in the village of Auxey-Duresses. This mythical “clos” has been farmed and harvested since its plantation by the monks of the Abbey of Cluny, and then by those of the Abbey of Citeaux since 962, continuing for 6 centuries until present day. This unique area was chosen by the monks because of the environment’s qualities/features: a noble abode in the intersection of two valleys at the heart of the Cote de Beaune wine region, walled in by the Clos and penetrated by the Clous River which nourished the mill.
The year 2008 marked the revival of the domaine with the arrival of a new team. The idea was to restore the ancient values of its legendary wines, in the spirit of organic and biodynamic philosophy. In 2009, after several years at domaine de Montille, Willy Roulendes joined Moulin aux Moines to manage the vineyards and the cellar, bringing his personal touch to produce vibrant terroir wines. With his arrival began the first year of conversion to organic certification. The winery has been certified Ecocert since 2012 and certified Demeter since 2021. The wines are also 100% vegan although not certified. The domaine increased in size bit by bit over the years and now spans 15 hectares, extending from Pernand-Vergelesses to Corpeau, a village in the south of Puligny-Montrachet.
The Bertinga winery is located on an exceptional hillside site in the area of Gaiole in Chianti. Despite being founded as recently as 2015, it has an established pedigree in the wine world. Bertinga is one of the best-known vineyards in the area; it was owned by Castello di Ama for many years and yielded wines of wonderful finesse and power, as well as drinkability and longevity.
Bertinga crafts small quantities of terroir-driven single parcel / single vineyard wines, using 100% estate grown and organically farmed fruit out its 16.4 HA planted to Sangiovese and Merlot, both varietals having played the leading role in making the area famous.
Altos Las Hormigas is located in Luján de Cuyo at about 800 meters above sea level, facing the Andes, protected by a minor geological fold to the west. The farm is 206 hectares, of which 57 hectares are planted with Malbec and 6 hectares with Bonarda. At the heart of the property is the 2,500-square-meter winery, with a traditional design from the area and the best technical conditions for winemaking.
In 2011, after investigating the Terroir with Pedro Parra, 55 ha were acquired in Paraje Altamira, Valle de Uco. A property with micro-terroir in the southwest of the Uco Valley, at 1105 meters above sea level. There, in 2017, we planted our Altamira Garden . A truly unique vineyard project, Altos Las Hormigas’ next revolution in Argentine viticulture . This super calcareous Terroir will produce wines never before seen in Mendoza.
The family winery Alois Lageder is a synonym for the highest standard of quality in viticulture and winemaking, for a sustainable, holistic corporate philosophy, and for a wide spectrum of cultural and artistic activities. Founded in 1823, and now directed by Alois Lageder and Alois Clemens Lageder, representing the fifth and sixth generation of family ownership, the winery combines tradition and innovation.
The Alois Lageder assortment of wines represents the extraordinary diversity of the Alto Adige region and its wide range of grape varieties. The wines are made from grapes grown in the vineyards owned by the Lageder family – about 50 hectares – which are cultivated according to biodynamic principles and from grapes grown in the vineyards owned by long-term partnering grape growers. This close cooperation with contractual vintners from different areas in Alto Adige represents a fundamental component of the company history. The sustainable approach to agriculture was extended also to the winery´s architecture. In fact, “Bringing nature indoors”, was the goal of the construction of the new cellars inaugurated in 1995. The project was soon recognized as the harbinger of a boom in contemporary architecture in Alto Adige.
2018, 750ml, ALOIS LAGEDER, Alois Lageder, Alto Adige, Brand, Category, Country, Grape, Group, Italy, Other Blend, Red, Region, Stock, Tannat, Type, Vintage, Volume
2021, 750ml, ALOIS LAGEDER, Alois Lageder, Alto Adige, Brand, Category, Chardonnay, Country, Grape, Group, Italy, Region, Stock, Type, Vintage, Volume, White
2019, 750ml, ALOIS LAGEDER, Alois Lageder, Alto Adige, Brand, Category, Country, Grape, Group, Italy, Lagrein, Red, Region, Stock, Type, Vintage, Volume
The winery is located in the municipality of Wösendorf in the Austrian wine-growing region of Wachau. The family business has been run by Erich Machherndl, a trained medical technician, and his wife Karin since 1998. The vineyards cover 7.5 hectares of vineyards in the partly steeply terraced vineyards Bachsatz, Harzenleiten, Hochrain, Kollmitz, Kollmütz, Postaller and Steinwand. They are planted with the white wine varieties Grüner Veltliner, Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Muscat Blanc and Frühroter Veltliner, as well as with the red wine varieties Zweigelt and Syrah.
In 2018, the complete conversion to organic vineyard management and certified organic wine production was completed. This includes, among other things, a cover crop between the vine rows as well as the complete renunciation of herbicides and all pesticides. As a special feature, 100,000 honey bees were adopted by a beekeeping company and brought into the vineyards, where they multiplied within a short time. Among other things, this promotes biodiversity (species diversity).
La Valentina Farm was born on the hills overlooking Spoltore, which is near Pescara in Central Italy, in 1990.
The winery has got 2 vineyards, one located in the Spoltore are where also the cellar is located. This area is very close to the coast and the vines are on a hill between 150 to 200 meters above the sea level. This terroir gives more elegance to the wines compared to the vineyards located in San Valentino in Abruzzo Citeriore at the feet of the Maiella mountain. At an altitude between 300 & 400 meters, a completely different climate conditions that give wines a more richness in terms of flavours and aromas.
The owners, Sabatino, Roberto e Andrea Di Properzio, have been running the company since putting their development project into action in 1994. After the first few years spent studying the Santa Teresa vineyard, their continuous efforts to keep improving quality and to achieve recognition for the high-quality D.O.C. wines from the Abruzzo region have become the principal goals in the company philosophy. Today La Valentina adheres completely to the principles of sustainable development and considers sustainability and respect for the environment as driving propositions.
Deutz was founded in 1838 in Ay by two Prussians, one of whom was William Deutz. One was a wine trader and the other sold Champagne. Before they owned their own vineyards, bottling, disgorging, dosage and labeling were already under their responsibility. Throughout the 20th century, the heirs of the founders gradually built the vineyard by buying plots within the best terroirs. Today the champagne house Deutz belongs to the famous Roederer Family. The great story of Deutz champagne provides a harmonious style between virtuosity and refinement.
750ml, Brand, Category, Champagne, Champagne, Chardonnay, Country, Deutz, France, Grape, NV, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Noir, Region, Stock, Type, Vintage, Volume
Pietro De Martino arrived in Chile from Italy in 1934 determined to find such a unique place like the wine he dreamed of producing. Maipo Island, with its rocky soils and Mediterranean climate, offered the perfect conditions to produce classic wines in a fresh and elegant style.
Since 1934 and for four generations, the family has specialized in producing wines that stand out for their sense of place, purity and balance. To this end, they practice sustainable agriculture and traditional winemaking, thus achieving wines that represent us, as well as being a true reflection of the vineyards from which they come.
Today, with more than 80 years of history, the winery combines the experience of the third generation of the family -represented by Pietro, Marco and Remo De Martino- with the dynamism and vision of the fourth generation, made up of Marco Antonio and Sebastián De Martino who, together with oenologist Nicolás Pérez, lead the projects of the cellar.
2018, 750ml, Brand, Carmenere, Category, Chile, Country, De Martino, De Martino, Grape, Group, Maipo Valley, Red, Region, Stock, Type, Vintage, Volume
2011, 750ml, Brand, Carmenere, Category, Chile, Country, De Martino, De Martino, Grape, Group, Maipo Valley, Red, Region, Stock, Type, Vintage, Volume
2021, 750ml, Brand, Carmenere, Category, Chile, Country, De Martino, De Martino, Grape, Group, Maipo Valley, Red, Region, Stock, Type, Vintage, Volume
2020, 750ml, Brand, Category, Chardonnay, Chile, Country, De Martino, De Martino, Grape, Group, Limari Valley, Region, Stock, Type, Vintage, Volume, White
Eric and Bérengère Thill live in the village of Trenal, close to the commune of Gevingey where their vines are planted. They settled in Jura a decade ago seeking opportunities to grow and make wine that were unatainble to them in Eric’s native Alsace. The pair began making wine in 2009 with just 2.8ha of grapes (their holdings have since grown to 7ha) which have been farmed organically since they were planted. They tend to traditional Jura varieties including Chardonnay (3.25ha), Savagnin (1ha), Pinot Noir (.34ha) and Pinot Noir (.7ha) on a variety of different soil types from Bajocien limestone to the fabled grey, red and blue marl. Through the vineyards that Eric and Bérengère work with have always been farmed organically, they received their formal certification (Ecocert) in 2009.
Weingut Weninger, located in Horitschon, a small village in Austrian Burgenland near the Hungarian border, is a family-run business that has been handed down from father to son since the 1950s. In 1982, Franz Ludwing took over the reins of just 7 hectares of vineyards. Since 2011, under the guidance of Franz Rehinard and his father Franz, 28 hectares of biodynamic vineyards have been cultivated, most of them in Blaufrankisch, an internationally recognized grape variety that finds its ideal habitat and best expression on the heavy, iron-rich soils typical of the area.
The large number of hectares mainly includes the red grape variety Blaufrankisch, which is best expressed in iron-rich soils because of its uniqueness. The vineyards reach the age of 80 years, cultivated by means of biodynamic philosophy, so no treatment that is not natural is not allowed.
The same rules apply in the cellar: spontaneous fermentation, maceration of about three weeks in large oak barrels, where it will also be aged on fine lees that can vary from 14 to 18 months. The two labels produced are called “Blaufränkish”, and “Blaufränkish Hochäcker”, both wines that let the grapes express themselves as they are, the result of passion and respect for the naturalness of the place.
2018, 750ml, Austria, Brand, Category, Country, Grape, Kekfrankos, Red, Region, Sopron, Stock, Type, Vintage, Volume, Weingut Weninger
2018, 750ml, Austria, Blaufränkisch, Brand, Burgenland, Category, Country, Grape, Red, Region, Stock, Type, Vintage, Volume, Weingut Weninger
The Castle of Verrazzano is located on a hilltop between Florence and Siena, in the Greve district of Tuscany’s Chianti Classico zone. Flanked by woodland, its borders have remained unaltered for almost 1000 years-an outpost of stability in a landscape marked by centuries of family and political feuding.
Since acquiring the estate in 1958, the Cappellini family has renewed Verrazzano’s vineyards, which fan out from the forest limits down to the valley below. Fertilization is organic and vineyards are mechanically weeded, harvest is conducted entirely by hand. Under Luigi Cappellini’s direction a careful method of yield reduction has been implemented, in which selected bunches of grapes are cut back and discarded during the growing season, resulting in a heightened concentration of flavour in the remaining fruit and increasingly high quality and aromatic richness of the wines here produced
The Rebholz estate, in the southern Pfalz region of Germany, is a pioneer in organic and natural winemaking. The estate has been certified organic since 2005 and practicing biodynamic since 2006. This tradition continues with the current generation; Birgit and Hansjörg Rebholz together with their children Hans, Valentin and Helene work as close to nature as possible. In an effort to promote a healthy ecosystem and to protect the environment, they forgo the use of herbicides, synthetic fungicides and mineral fertilizers. They use only organic and biodynamic techniques and materials that promote healthy plants, helping the vines grow strong and prosper naturally. While these methods involve more time and effort, it is a price they are willing to accept in order to best protect and preserve the biodiversity within their vineyards.
There are three distinct terroirs in the estate’s vineyards. In the “South-Pfalz”, where the estate is located, limestone terroir rules and it is ubiquitously present in one part of the Im Sonnenschein vineyard where Riesling, Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc and to lesser amounts Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer and Muskateller are planted. In the Ganzhorn, a small parcel of the same site, the estate’s Riesling excels. It performs the minor miracle of exquisite peach, apple and apricot aromas sourced from colourful sandstone. Last but not least there is the Kastanienbusch with its rocky, rusty-red soil of the true primary rock from the lower strata of the “new” red sandstone. It simply produces some of the greatest dry Rieslings not only in Germany – but anywhere.
The estate’s 22 ha are farmed biodynamically with a production of about 10,000 cases.
Installed since 1998, Matthieu Barret, 45 years old young winemaker, exploits 20 ha planted on terraces exposed towards the Levant in “Cornas” appellation. On this soil, made up of very degraded old granite named “gore”, Matthieu Barret has the ambition to create 100% grape‘s terroir wines.
“High wines are made of “simples” grapes. Any winemaking, even perfect, cannot create what we can get on a natural way. Grape holds this “magic”. So, we cannot destroy it. Our winemaking is “flexible” to let wine to do as it likes in order to express its soil and its vintage”.