Wine Waves 19 – Joiseph

Flera av er börjar säkert bli bekanta med Joiseph vid det här laget då ett antal viner varit tillgängliga via Systembolagets tillfälliga sortiment – nu senast Fogosch 2018 och Mischkultur 2018. Wine Waves 19 innehåller två flaskor vitt, två flaskor rosé och två flaskor rött. Joiseph huserar i regionen Burgenland som ligger i sydöstra Österrike och gränsar mot Slovakien, Ungern och Slovenien. I de knappt 6 hektar stora markerna odlas bland annat Grüner Veltliner, Welschriesling, Neuburger, Zweigelt och Blaufränkisch. De arbetar ekologiskt och är certifierade eller under konverteringsperiod för vissa vinmarker. Den enda tillsatsen är små mängder svavel vid fermentering eller buteljering. Här nedan kommer lite mer information om vinerna från vinmakaren Luka Zeichmann!

Wine Waves 19 innehåller:

2 x Neuburger 2018

Grape variety: 100% Neuburger
Vineyard: Bergschmalister
Soil: Very poor soiled mineralic limestone sediments from the slope under Tannenberg. The limestone crust broke and eroded, when the Tannenberg emerged
Age of the vines: 50–60 years
Bio-status: In conversion since 2018
Vinification: Semi-carbonic, about 50% whole bunches fermented in direct pressed juice for ~3 weeks in stainless steel
Aging: One used Styrian 600L oak barrel
Sulphur: 20 mg/l added
Total production: 800 bottles

Neuburger is an endangered grape variety, and we had the feeling we needed to explore the potential of this underrated grape. Most of the Neuburger wines are quite boring – big, flat, and with low acidity. But with the right farming methods, early picking and skin maceration it is a proud representative in the range of indigenous grape varieties.

2 x Rosatant 2019

Grape variety: 100% Blaufränkisch
Vineyard: Neuberg and Sauerbrunn
Soil: Limestone
Age of the vines: 30–40 years
Bio-status: Organic
Vinification: Destemmed, ~48 hours on skins, fermented on fine lees in 500L used barrels
Aging: Used 500L oak barrel on fine lees, battonage
Sulphur: 6 mg/l added during fermentation
Total production: 2400 bottles

For Rosatant, it began with an old generous lady with an amazingly strong character. Her vineyard in Wulkaprodersdorf (Richards hometown) ment everything to her and it was her biggest treasure. Everything she possessed she shared with pleasure and joy. And so she shared her passion for wine and vegetable farming with us, especially Richard. The wine is made from 100% Blaufränkisch, THE grape variety that represents the region and the people/ characters behind it. This one is dedicated to one of the most inspiring characters around us. This vintage was extremely dry and in Neuberg the vines struggled a lot, so fermentation was very slow (it kept on fermenting until March. Since releasing the first vintage of Rosatant we raised the maceration time, and in this vintage I did a maceration of two days. It has far more colour and texture than previous vintages and we happily continue our mission of destroying the image of classic rosé. Voila, here a serious wine I’m very keen on.

2 x Piroska 2019

Grape variety: 52% Zweigelt, 33% Blaufränkisch, 10% Pinot Noir
Vineyard: Trift, Sauerbrunn, Lange Ohn, Gritschenberg, Neuberg
Soil: Limestone
Age of the vines: 20–40 years
Bio-status: About 80% of the parcels are certified organic, the rest in conversion since 2018
Vinification: 25% Direct press, 25% Semi carbonic fermentation, 50% Short maceration (2-4 days, destemmed)
Aging: Used oak barrels in sizes between 225L (30%) and 900L
Sulphur: 8 mg/l added
Total production: 5700 Bottles

The idea behind Piroska is to create a cuvee that catches the flair and atmosphere of the place around Jois at sunset. Gentle slopes, the Leithagebirge, the flat lake Neusiedlersee, the cherry trees in the rows. We, the people who are modest and stressless 😉 Everything seems so easy, nothing is exaggerated. So is this wine — aasy, light, friendly, outgoing but not a show off, maybe even a bit cute. Piroska is a Hungarian girls name (also Little Red Riding Hood). Piros is also the word for light red. And by the way, I call my little sister Piroska. It’s not meant to be a big wine – it’s just the wine I want to drink every day at sunset in Jois.