'Josephine'

Regular price $107
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  • Freaky Level 3
    Adventurous with a touch of natty snarl.
  • Age Worthy
    Here for a good time *and* a long time!
  • Juicy & Medium Bodied
    Smooth with fruit and structure.
  • GWI
    Imported through our agency, Grape Witch Imports. Our favourite producers & hottest deals.
  • The Canon
    Benchmark producers and natural winemaking legends.
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'Josephine'

Regular price $107
/
  • Freaky Level 3
    Adventurous with a touch of natty snarl.
  • Age Worthy
    Here for a good time *and* a long time!
  • Juicy & Medium Bodied
    Smooth with fruit and structure.
  • GWI
    Imported through our agency, Grape Witch Imports. Our favourite producers & hottest deals.
  • The Canon
    Benchmark producers and natural winemaking legends.
More Cherry then a Cherry

Blaufränkisch & Roesler, Burgenland, Austria

Gut Oggau winemakers Stephanie & Eduard Tscheppe are deeply adored by natural wine lovers the whole world over and deserve every last iota of praise & reverence they receive! The fabric of the wines hinges upon the existence of a fictional family, with every vineyard plot being characterized by one of its. . .

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Blaufränkisch & Roesler, Burgenland, Austria

Gut Oggau winemakers Stephanie & Eduard Tscheppe are deeply adored by natural wine lovers the whole world over and deserve every last iota of praise & reverence they receive! The fabric of the wines hinges upon the existence of a fictional family, with every vineyard plot being characterized by one of its members. Sometimes the cleverness of this device can call attention away from how consistently elegant, bewitching & functional these wines truly are, and either way, the Gut Oggau fam is way more than a cutesy gimmick— it’s a progressive and anti-patriarchal language for thinking about wine emotionally & intuitively, which we are way here for.

Josephine is Timotheus’ second wife (little is known about Tim’s elusive first wife! We hope she makes a dramatic return in wine form at some point in the nearer-than-usual future!) & Winifred’s stepmom. She radiates big time coolest mom-ever vibes, the kind of woman you’re seated next to at a dinner party & she smells really good & all you want in the world is to be taken under her wing & then grow up to be her. Her namesake wine is dense & intense; classic Josephine to be half-vinified from an obscure & esoteric wine grape— Roesler is a cross between Blau & Zweigelt, known for its deep colour & abundant extract.

Josephine is a study in abundance, with low-key Port-adjacent resignation & a wild gnarly nose calling back to Jo’s tempestuous youth, which we’re sure was chock-a-block with sexy backpacking-related misadventures. Tastes more like a cherry than a cherry, full-bodied but perfectly balanced with a zingy acidity that hits like a perfectly-timed joke. Grapes are hand-harvested, destemmed, & fermented in oak, then aged in barrel for an additional eight months. Unfined, unfiltered, no sulfur. Pleasantly farmy mid-palate, steely minerality, spot-on fruit to earthiness balance, a faded tattoo that has aged remarkably well, an exquisitely tailored oxblood leather blazer, mahogany nails & lipstick.


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Blaufränkisch & Roesler, Burgenland, Austria

Gut Oggau winemakers Stephanie & Eduard Tscheppe are deeply adored by natur. . .

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Blaufränkisch & Roesler, Burgenland, Austria

Gut Oggau winemakers Stephanie & Eduard Tscheppe are deeply adored by natural wine lovers the whole world over and deserve every last iota of praise & reverence they receive! The fabric of the wines hinges upon the existence of a fictional family, with every vineyard plot being characterized by one of its members. Sometimes the cleverness of this device can call attention away from how consistently elegant, bewitching & functional these wines truly are, and either way, the Gut Oggau fam is way more than a cutesy gimmick— it’s a progressive and anti-patriarchal language for thinking about wine emotionally & intuitively, which we are way here for.

Josephine is Timotheus’ second wife (little is known about Tim’s elusive first wife! We hope she makes a dramatic return in wine form at some point in the nearer-than-usual future!) & Winifred’s stepmom. She radiates big time coolest mom-ever vibes, the kind of woman you’re seated next to at a dinner party & she smells really good & all you want in the world is to be taken under her wing & then grow up to be her. Her namesake wine is dense & intense; classic Josephine to be half-vinified from an obscure & esoteric wine grape— Roesler is a cross between Blau & Zweigelt, known for its deep colour & abundant extract.

Josephine is a study in abundance, with low-key Port-adjacent resignation & a wild gnarly nose calling back to Jo’s tempestuous youth, which we’re sure was chock-a-block with sexy backpacking-related misadventures. Tastes more like a cherry than a cherry, full-bodied but perfectly balanced with a zingy acidity that hits like a perfectly-timed joke. Grapes are hand-harvested, destemmed, & fermented in oak, then aged in barrel for an additional eight months. Unfined, unfiltered, no sulfur. Pleasantly farmy mid-palate, steely minerality, spot-on fruit to earthiness balance, a faded tattoo that has aged remarkably well, an exquisitely tailored oxblood leather blazer, mahogany nails & lipstick.


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Free pick up at our shop (1247 Dundas Street West) or delivery across Ontario in 2-5 business days for $10 - $20 flat rate depending on region. We offer free delivery for M postal codes over $150, and over $250 in the rest of Ontario.* Please note we do not deliver on weekends. 

*Although we will always do our best to offer free shipping when possible, customers in especially remote locations may be contacted for additional delivery fees.

We don't know if you've heard this, but Canada is a truly WILD place to import wine. Each province is it's own country with super strict rules. For ages, so much of the very best natural wine never made it into the province. That is changing in such an exciting way. We started our own import company to bring you some of our very favourite wines from around the world at the sharpest prices - this allows us to travel, fall in love with a wine, and bring right to your doorstep without a middle person. Put simply, as the importer, we shave one layer off the supply chain. We offer these sweet wholesale discounts when you bundle. From 1, 3 to 6 packs you'll find serious savings. The GWI sticker - Grape Witch Imports - means not only that we strongly stand behind the producer, it also means you won't find a better deal anywhere else in town. It also allows us to source many wines just for the shop - you'll find Ontario exclusives marked GWIE - Grape Witch Import Exclusive. Are you a licensee or producer looking to join our imports roster? Send us an email at hello@grapewitchimports.com

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