Beurer, Rose Trocken 2020Regular price $25.00 Save $-25.00
Variety: Trollinger, Portugieser, Zweigelt, Pinot Noir
Jochen Beurer is an ex-Euro BMX champion, and has taken on the role of a wine guru. Seriously, he is one of the most important winemakers in Germany at the moment. Add to this that his winery has been certified biodynamic, and his vineyards come from the region of Swabia, which is actually in Germany, encompassing both Baden and Wurttemberg. The consistency in quality and purity is evident from one wine to the next. He is also a deep thinker beyond the vineyards, always considering how his actions in (and out) of the vineyards will affect the outcome of his wine. Taste any of the varieties he makes; each seems to defy the laws of physics in their concentrated weightlessness.
Taking a blend of almost all the red varieties he grows, Jochen Beurer has bottled a wine that seems to defy gravity. Not to say that it’s completely weightless, it does seem to lift off the palate while simultaneously drinking like “biodynamic Gatorade.” Bottled at just 11% abv, it is less like alcohol and more of a hydrating beverage.
Meinklang, Burgenland Red 2019Regular price $15.00 Save $-15.00
Variety: Zweigelt, Blaufränkisch, and Saint Laurent
Meinklang has taken the wine world by storm in the last few years due to the family's passion for making diverse products from the estate. Farming is at the core, with full bio-dynamic practices in place. The family has a full herd of Angus and Aubrac cattle, plus sheep. The farm believes in a full circle of life within the vineyards and farmland. The family has even achieved Demeter certification, one of the most difficult biodynamic certifications. The estate is located in the middle of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of National Park Neusiedlersee in Austria, just on the border of Hungary. The insane number of different wine labels produced shows the passion for creating wine with character and personality, with over 20 labels in production.
The three traditional Austrian red varieties—Zweigelt, Blaufränkisch, and Saint Laurent—come together to make this young, fruity, and spicy red. There is some carbonic maceration of the fruit in this bottle and ageing is done all in stainless steel, which just reiterates the fruity freshness of this Burgenland red.