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Judith Beck "Pink" Rosé Burgenland 2017 - CERTIFIED BIODYNAMIC
Country: AUSTRIA / Region: BURGENLAND / Appellation: BURGENLAND / Varietal(s): ZWEIGELT --- Judith Beck is a family-owned estate in the Burgenland region of Austria, close to the famous Neusiedlersee. This great lake acts to moderate temperatures throughout the seasons, taming the effects of both the hot continental summers and freezing central European winters. This is Austria's warmest wine growing area, known for producing full-bodied red wines. Judith’s parents, Matthias and Christine Beck, founded the family estate in 1976, and Judith made her first vintage in 2001, taking over fully in 2004. The estate is a member of the Pannobile association, as well as of “11 Frauen und ihre Weine” (11 Women and their Wines). Judith and her father Matthias practiced sustainable viticulture from the beginning, and converted to biodynamic practices in 2007. Assisted by a modern winery and aging cellar built in 2005, Judith is able to manipulate her wines as little as possible throughout the winemaking process, allowing the pure, vivid expression of the varietal to really shine through. Only native yeasts are used to spark fermentation, and the finished wines are also vegan. 100% zweigelt, this new arrival to the rosé section is positively electric, popping with tart flavors of bing cherries with a squeeze of fresh lime juice! Summer soirées scream for rosé, and what could be better than this biodynamic sipper? Try it with lemongrass shrimp skewers!
Solar dos Lobos Alentejano IGP 2016 - SUSTAINABLY GROWN
Country: PORTUGAL / Region: ALENTEJO / Appellation: ALENTEJANO IGP / Varietal(s): ARAGONEZ AKA TEMPRANILLO+CASTELAO+ TOURIGA NACIONAL+TRINCADEIRA --- Three generations of women in the Silveira family form the winemaking team at Solar dos Lobos. Their vineyards are located both in Redondo (situated near the Serra d’Ossa with a cooler microclimate) and Arraiolos (a warmer zone known for producing full bodied wines), all managed sustainably. Made from a delectable blend of native Portuguese grapes, this great new value is hard to resist! Juicy red cherry and blackberry flavors meld together along with a lively streak of acidity that makes this an easy match for almost any occasion! Picnic, party, or pizza night, this has you covered!