“Alexander and Maria Koppitsch began making wine in Burgenland in 2011. They took over their parents 5.5-hectare winery and moved from selling their grapes into making their own wine. The vineyards are in the Neusiedl am See, a small village situated at the shores of the Neusidl Lake and on the eastern end of the Leitha Mountains which feature soft, rolling hills of mostly limestone soil. Like his father and grandfather before him, Alex does not believe in introducing any additives into the grapes or the wine. They use Rudolf Steiner’s biodynamic principles to cultivate their grapes, and pride themselves on performing every aspect of the vineyard management and the winemaking by hand, on a very small scale.” – Jenny & François Selections
The Koppitsch Ret is made from a blend of 80% Zweigelt and 20% St. Laurent. The hand harvested grapes are fermented on the skins for about 10 days without temperature control. Following pressing the wine is aged in acacia barrels on gross lees for 14 months. The wine is bottled without fining or filtering.