50% Zweigelt 50% Merlot from Niederösterreich, Austria; medium to medium plus bodied and dry, earthy with a fruity backbone, with notes of smashed blueberry, vanilla and clove, and spiced plum, with medium acid, inky powdery tannins, and a beautiful ripe Bing cherry finish. Org, Bio
Biodynamic. 50% Zweigelt, 50% Merlot. Though this wine is labeled 'NV,' in this bottling it is all 2018 juice; even though the wine is inexpensive and cheerful in profile, it represents great value from the Nibiru cellar. The grapes were fermented separately in open-top fermenters for two-four weeks, were pressed into stainless steel for malo, then after malolactic, moved into big fass from Josef's grandfather’s dugout cellar. The wine has been aging since Nov '18, so nearly 40 months in barrel, bottled Feb 2022. Most lots of this wine received two SO2 additions over this time; free sulfur is brought to 20 parts at bottling. 'Oida!' is local slang for 'Hey!': a joyful take on the table wine red blend, common in the Kamptal before Grüner and Riesling became all anyone cared about in the area.