Zweigelt/Gruner, Austria, 'Rosa Marie,' Arndorfer 2021

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Zweigelt macerated for around 14 hours on skins before direct pressing, then fermented crushed Gruner Veltliner grapes for 14 days.

"This is a rosé made like an ‘orange wine’ but with red fruit on white grape skins! During fermentation, the Gruner skins add spiciness and complexity to the black and purple fruit aromas of Zweigelt. To make things as hands-on as possible, all of the skins are hand-destemmed. Aged for six months in 2/3 stainless steel and the rest in neutral French barriques. Bottled by gravity with no fining nor filtration. 8 mg/l SO2 added at bottling. The Rosa Marie is the second of three newer, experimental natural wines, named after Martin and Anna’s three daughters, as a way for them to continue pushing the limits of their winemaking."

Certified Organic.

Critic Note: "Bright currant red, slight cloudiness. Inviting bouquet of red berries, fresh and fruity, blood orange zest, ripe cherry fruit, multi-faceted bouquet. Juicy, tight-knit, well-integrated acidity, touch of fig, light on its feet, good food wine." - 92/100, Falstaff


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