Wimmer-Czerny, Pur PetNat, Wagram, Austria, 2018Regular price £26.00
Don't be fooled by the haze. This 50/50 blend of old vine Pinot Noir and Zweigelt might be a natty boi, but the wine is as clean and fresh as it gets. This, in a bucket of ice, on a hot day... Wow. The nose is packed full of red fruits and the palate is clean, fresh and zippy. There is a lovely creamy mousse that helps this slip down far too easily. Have more than one ready...
Wimmer-Czerny is certified Demeter and is farmed organically and bio-dynamically. Hans Czerny is totally obsessed with the unique soils (Loess, Gneiss) and the single vineyard sites in Wagram, each one lending an individual and fascinating character to the grapes. He is fanatical about the geological history and ecology of the region, and farms livestock to enhance the land and cultivate his compost, which, when explained on a visit earlier this year, pretty much sounds like it has magical properties…Hans’ sheer dedication, knowledge, craftsmanship, and attention to the natural environment sing through in his spectacular set of wines.