Rét, Koppitsch
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Organic

Rét, Koppitsch - 2022

Item # 40092 750mL

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. They farm biodynamically and by hand with minimal intervention. This red wine is a blend of grapes from parcels across their estate. Easy drinking with plenty of juicy cranberry and raspberry flavors that beg for a second glass. Best enjoyed with a light chill.

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Wine made from grapes grown organically using natural composting techniques and special preparations of herbal sprays while following the astronomical calendar.


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Weingut Koppitsch has been in the family for 500 years. In 2011, it was Alex and Maria Koppitsch's turn to run the place. From the very beginning they devoted themselves to the goal of making joyfully delicious natural wines. No additives (including sulfur) are ever added and farming is organic and biodynamic. Winemaking is strictly non interventionist. They currently offer 13 labels unified in their natural approach. Their Rét is a part of their “fun” series ('nuff said). An impressive tapestry of aromas of spice, black pepper, mineral, tea, pineapple, and cassis waft in the glass. The palate shows brisk acidity, freshness, and a vivacious energy. It’s surely a wine to share when you want to spread some Koppitsch joy.

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Glossary

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