Gut Oggau Atanasius is a natural, young red wine made with the Blaufränkisch and Zweigelt varieties by the Gut Oggau winery in Neusiedlersee-Hügelland (Burgenland).
The Gut Oggau is a winery that was started by Stepanie and Eduard Tscheppe in the Austrian region of Burgernland with the aim of finding the natural balance of the strain and cultivating the grapes with minimal intervention. To do this, they practice agriculture in a way that is fully respectful of the environment and the 15 hectares of vineyards carry the Demeter biodynamic certificate. As a result, the wines have such unique personalities that the winemakers themselves wanted to differentiate each of them by linking them to a member of the family.
Gut Oggau Atanasius comes from a plot of vineyards planted in calcareous gravel soil where biodynamic techniques are used so that each strain can express both the age and the character of the native Austrian varieties. The grapes are harvested by hand.
Once the plot is harvested, the Gut Oggau Atanasius grape is partially destemmed. Then it macerates for 4 weeks and ferments with native yeasts in oak vats. After that, it ages for 11 months in oak barrels of 1000 and 1500 litres. The wine is not clarified or filtered and no sulphites are added.
Gut Oggau Atanasius is a natural, biodynamic and vegan red wine that represents one of the three young children of the fascinating Gut Oggau family.