Explore Ex Vero 1, 2 & 3

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    Zesty, high-acid whites to refresh.
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    Wine at its most natural with no sulphur added during or after fermentation. Freaky, wild, pure and difficult to produce.
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    Homeopathy for vines. A stringent certification that takes into account the entire ecosystem of the vines.
Explore Ex Vero 1, 2 & 3

Explore Ex Vero 1, 2 & 3

Regular price $340
/
  • Freaky Level 1
    Natural wine isn’t *always* freaky! Classic-in-all-the-right ways.
  • Rare Jewel
    The natural wine world’s brightest stars here just once or twice a year.
  • Age Worthy
    Here for a good time *and* a long time!
  • Crispy & Mineral
    Zesty, high-acid whites to refresh.
  • Zero Zero
    Wine at its most natural with no sulphur added during or after fermentation. Freaky, wild, pure and difficult to produce.
  • Certified Biodynamic
    Homeopathy for vines. A stringent certification that takes into account the entire ecosystem of the vines.
An exploration of slope

Werlitsch exists on one stunning, sloped biodynamic vineyard. The Ex Vero parcels exist on different parts of the hill. A study in tiny variations makes an enormous difference. Available in a pack of four (one bottle of each), or a pack of 12 (3 bottles of each).

 

Werlitsch exists on one stunning, sloped biodynamic vineyard. The Ex Vero parcels exist on different parts of the hill. A study in tiny variations makes an enormous difference. Available in a pack of four (one bottle of each), or a pack of 1. . .

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Werlitsch exists on one stunning, sloped biodynamic vineyard. The Ex Vero parcels exist on different parts of the hill. A study in tiny variations makes an enormous difference. Available in a pack of four (one bottle of each), or a pack of 12 (3 bottles of each).

 


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‘Ex Vero’ means out of the truth in Latin, a phrasing which big time characterizes Werlitsch winemakers’ Ewald & Brigitte Tscheppe’s holistic approach to winemaking. The grapes used to make Ex Vero I— a blend of Chardonnay & Sauvignon Blanc— are grown at the lowest point of a hillside slope where soils are dense & clay-based, giving the wine a petrol & gunpowder-driven, low-top Docs-sporting minerality, a badass metallic edge to an otherwise soft-hearted and enveloping wine. Aged for two years in old oak, rich warm caramel notes call to mind a handful of Werther’s Originals scattered across the bottom of your cool aunt’s well-worn Vuitton purse. On the palate, we’ve got candied citrus with a wink of grapefruit skin bitterness, clear, creamy pear & sprawling acidity. Don’t be afraid to stash one in the cellar! Ages as well as a timeless leather handbag.

Ex Vero II ’17 hails from the mid-point of the slope, a blend of mostly Sauvignon Blanc with a splash of Chardonnay-adjacent Morillon, spontaneously fermented in old French, Croatian and Hungarian oak for 2 years with full malolactic conversion and extended aging on the lees. Full & robust, expect warm aromas of salt taffy, burnt caramel and struck flint, descending into green notes of fennel and green apple with yellow pear, green pineapple, lemonade citrus, wildflower aromatics, a crunchy, stony minerality & a smoked hay finish. We can imagine Marie Antoinette drinking this in her ‘faux peasant’ best & hanging out at the Petit Trianon to kiss hostlers in the stables, a seriously aristocratic romp in the hay!

Ex Vero II ’18 is a blend of about 65% Sauvignon Blanc and 35% Morillon (a biotype of Chardonnay) from 20 year old vines at the mid-point of the slope with an even distribution of clay and Opok. Spends two years on the lees with another in bottle & bottled without additional sulphur. Compared to the 2017 vintage, this is leaner, fresher and more mineral-driven with a flinty nose of wet rocks and pear skin, followed by tart green apple, watermelon rind, grilled pineapple, lime leaf, star anise & a hint of red liquorice. Crisp like Chablis and crunchy like Sancerre, this is sharp, angular and perfectly calibrated, a wine that shoots for the moon and lands squarely amongst the stars.

From the highest vineyards with the most exposed bedrock, Ex Vero III S was direct pressed into large barrels but got ‘stuck’ during fermentation (hence the “S” on the back label) so Ewald threw a crown cap on it in case of any surprise in-bottle fermentations. But worry not! Still as a lake, this blend is like a very cold spring or a very warm fall with a punchy nose of petrol, matchstick and smoke, followed by bruised orchard fruit, grapefruit zest, pomelo pith, rosemary stem & smoked hay on the palate. The touch of residual sugar is hardly noticeable behind the savoury, rich acid & slight bong apple earthiness that almost veers into something like sweet corn or peaches ‘n cream. Dreamy in the extreme, this brilliant & precise wine is too good for the city & is ready for life on the commune. 

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