Gut Oggau, Burgenland,
Impressive natural wines from Eduard and Stephanie Tscheppe
in 2007 Eduard Tscheppe (above) and his
wife Stephanie Tscheppe-Eselböck took over a 14 hectare domaine in
Austria’s Burgenland region, Gut Oggau.
work with old vines which they farm using biodynamics (they are
Demeter certified), and they make the wines quite naturally.
of the Gut Oggau wines is named after a fictional character, created
by Jung von Matt, who’s a German designer, and their faces are
depicted on the labels, which are quite distinctive. These fictional
characters are integrated into a family tree!
feels that the wines have strong personalities, and this
anthroporphism is a way of expressing this. There are children,
their parents, and also grandparents. It’s an interesting concept.
Production is in the range of 18 000 bottles each year.
agent is Dynamic Vines
Oggau Winifred Rosé 2013 Burgenland, Austria
A field blend of Bläufrankisch and Zweigelt. Pale pink in
colour. Lively sweet apple fruit. Nice texture. 89/100
Gewurztraminer from limestone soils. Beautifully floral and open
with grapes and apples. Textured, pure, linear and generous. 93/100
Oggau Theodora 2013 Burgenland, Austria
Grüner Veltliner and Weissburgunder. Appley and herby. Very
natural. Apples, pears and melon. Textured and broad. 91/100
Timotheus 2012 Burgenland, Austria
contact, matured in large oak. Apples, herbs and melons. Nice
presence to this broadly textured wine. 92/100
Atanasius 2012 Burgenland, Austria
The least expensive
wine in the line up. Very fresh, pure and linear with lovely purity
of fruit. Fresh with nice pure fruit and a mineral, grainy edge.
Oggau Bertholdi 2011 Burgenland,
Single vineyard Blaufränkisch, whole bunch ferment. Rich, dense
sweet black fruits with some raspberry, too. Lively, grainy and
mineral. So precise, but it also has generosity. Lovely wine. 94/100
Oggau Josephine 2011 Burgenland, Austria
Lovely floral nose with fine cherries and a hint of cheese. The
palate is grainy, fresh and pure with cherries and raspberries.
Bright and pure with good focus and concentration. 94/100
Joschuari 2011 Burgenland, Austria
Structured with notes of chalk and gravel, showing lovely freshness
and grip. So pure and dense with freshness and vivid fruit. 94/100
Mechthild 2011 Burgenland, Austria
A single vineyard
Grüner Veltliner from 60 year old vines. Linear, pure, fine and
expressive with ripe apples, pears and herbs. Nice texture here.
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