2019 Gut Oggau 'Joschuari' Blaufrankisch
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.
A notable man made from Blaufrankisch grapes, hand-harvested, wild fermented on skins for 3 weeks then aged in large barrels for 12 months. Son of Mechtild and Bertholdi. I imagine this is similar to where the Maskerade red is heading – plenty of deep dark mulberries, terracotta, bitumen, cherries. It’s rich and I can imagine loving to drink it on a cool night with good company and warm food.