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|Grapes||Roesler, St. Laurent, Syrah|
|Vineyard/Cellar Practices||Certified Biodynamic, Low-Intervention/Natural Wine, Vegan|
As a child, Johannes Zillinger learned the craft of organic winemaking at his father’s knee, vowing to protect the environment rather than poison it. His father Hans is one of the pioneers of organic viticulture in Austria, converting to organic in 1983. When Johannes took over the 350-year-old winery in 2013, he took it a step further and became biodynamic, now Demeter certified. He has embraced the biodynamic philosophy head-on, and even grows his own herbs for tea tinctures to use as treatments in his vineyards. The wines are all spontaneously fermented, lightly filtered, and minimally sulfured only at bottling. The ‘Revølutiøn Pink’ Solera is a blend of three grape varietals; 50% rösler, 40% syrah, and 10% St. Laurent. The rösler (a hybrid of St. Laurent and blaufränkisch) was fermented in stainless steel and matured in barrel, the syrah spent time in barrels, while the St. Laurent was the product of a unique solera system (different vintages blended year after year). Quite unique and totally delicious, this is a fresh, mineral-driven rosé, with notes of red plum, tart cherries, cranberries, pomegranate, and stemmy herbs. Lip smacking acidity balances a smooth, creamy texture, all supported by a firm mineral backbone. Certified biodynamic, low-intervention/natural wine, vegan.