Welschriesling & Gemischter Satz, Burgenland, Austria | It’s kind of an open secret that we’re high-key obsessed with Burgenland-based winemakers Alexander & Maria Koppitsch. Every wine they make is a near-perfect, perfectly-imperfect expression of method, time & place. Their whimsical, stylish skin contact is named ‘Touch’ as a double-entendre – first, as a cute/hot ‘skin contact’ pun (get it???), secondly, in reference to the profound emotional reactions skin-contact wines tend to evoke in their enjoyer. Getting into the double-entendre spirit of things, we are always TOUCHed by the creativity & innovation the Koppitsches bring to their wines. Touch is a blend of Welschriesling & Gemischter Satz, a traditional Austrian field blend comprised of Gruner Veltliner, Weissburgunder, Sauvignon Blanc & many more. This wine is a symphony, not a rock band! A ragtag gang of intermingling flavs & mineral essences coming together to sing one symmetrical, unified song! 30% of grapes undergo carbonic maceration for resonant fruit— tangerine skittles, pear nectar, salted green mango, piña colada, quince jelly. Rest assured, it is powerful yet bone dry with charming saltwater taffy & pink pepper notes from the alluvial soil of the Neusiedlersee. Light oak, two week on skins & ten months on lees for body & texture. Natty & fierce yet pure & precise, this is a gateway skin contact that might freak out your conservative parents but is defo safe to try out on squarer pals.
Gruner Veltliner, Weissburgunder & Sauvignon Blanc, Burgenland, Austria | A cuddle-puddle of co-fermented white grapes from the clay soils of the vineyard, Homok is the summer white to end all summer whites. Like seriously— if we were going to make a definitive list of our top 10 white wines to drink in a park in the summertime, Homok would be #1, or at least it always FEELS like it is while you’re drinking it. Hazy, textured, unfined & unfiltered, with a sprinkle of natural sediment at the bottom of the bottle (which we recommend using to gauge a first date’s squareness level. If they can’t handle a bit of sediment, they can’t handle YOU). Drinks like complex, alcoholic Fresca with a passionfruit twist. Grilled pineapple, feral mimosa, salty lemonade. Pair with: tunes by 60s girl groups like The Supremes or the Shangri-Las, vintage tennis wear, making a wish on a dandelion seed, pedalling around on one of those swan-shaped pedal boats.
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