2019 Gut Oggau Atanasius Magnum
The Gut Oggau winery, helmed by Eduard Tscheppe and Stephanie Tscheppe-Eselbock, produces magnificent, esoteric and ultimately collectible wines. Taking time to restore an abandoned vineyard in the Burgenland, they have converted their entire estate to biodynamics. Each cuvee label has been designed by artist Jung Von Matt, featuring a fictional family member’s face. The face is meant to represent the personality of the wine inside. They range from young, electric, jovial, to complex, age-worthy and thought provoking.
Atanasius is a sexy wine. Blaufränkisch and Zweigelt, macerated for three weeks then set to barrel for twelve months, untouched. The texture is like going down a slippery slide, smooth and fast. Bursting at the seams with cherries, kirsch, maraschino, framed with kampot pepper. A date night wine.