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Region
Kamptal
Grape
Pinot Noir, Zweigelt, Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage
2019
Farming
Organic, Biodynamic
Notes
Unfined/Unfiltered

Belle Naturelle

Weingut Jurtschitsch

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From terraced vineyards in Langenlois with a gneiss and granite terroir. Macerated for ten days on skins in open top red wine fermenters, then the free run juice is racked into 600L barrels for aging. Bottled unfiltered and unfined with 10mg/L of sulfur at bottling. Elderflower and chamomile on the nose with floral and black tea notes on the palate.
Alwin calls it, “a wine in its birthday suit.”
-Bowler
The Jurtschitsch winery, situated in Langenlois, is one of the most prestigious wineries in Austria which impeccably displays Austrian wine culture at its best.

Alwin and Stefanie Jurtschitsch having been leading the family estate for some time now and have managed to reinterpret premium wine in their own way. For the two of them this means vinifying authentic, complex and terroir-specific wines with cool, elegant stylistics – in other words, permitting the different appellations in Langenlois to express themselves individually. The new parameters, which are in fact based on long-standing traditions form the origin for this: biological farming, healthy soils, minimal interventions in the cellar and specifically experimenting to keep on top of the endless riches hidden away in the wine world.

Before taking over the winery, Alwin and Stefanie traveled the wine world and came to the conclusion that the conversion to organic farming was essential. It is not only an ethical principle to work sustainably, but also that quality can only be achieved through healthy soils and vines, an example being the use of cow dung as fertilizer. Additionally, breaking up the monoculture wine gardens by the planting peach trees and vineyard garlic. The long-term goal is to avoid irrigation by making the vines as healthy and as autonomous as possible. As healthy vines are not only more resistant, they also produce more intense wines.

In the cellar, the commandment is minimal intervention. The wines undergo spontaneous fermentation and are sulphurized only before bottling with moderate dosage.

-From the Producer

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