Welschriesling 2017

A wine that has such intensely ripe herbal green aromas that it smells like it was born on a cannabis farm. Its power makes it seem almost impossible that it's made from an Austrian grape variety called Welschriesling. Give the wine a few minutes to breathe in the glass, and out of this intense herbal ouverture unfolds an incredibly spicy and structured wine. Bob Marley would approve of its message.

From a biodynamically farmed parcel of Welschriesling planted in the chalky, gravelly Gebühl vineyard. The wine was fermented naturally with a small percentage of whole bunches. It was macerated on the skins before being aged on the lees in old oak French barrels. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.



Winemaker: Renner&sistas

Farming: Biodynamic

Region: Burgenland, Austria

Vintage: 2017

Grapes: Welschriesling

Colour: Skins

ABV: 12%

Size: 75 cL


Behind the Bottle


The Renner family have been cultivating vines in the village of Gols in Neusiedlersee since 1988. Already back then, parents Helmuth and Birgit put a deep emphasis on organic viticulture. When the new generation was slowly coming to an age to think about careers, their parents never forced them to take over, and so Susanne, Stefanie and Georg pursued alternative careers without ever losing touch with their home and local friends. After some years spent working in fashion and studying water management respectively, Susanne and Stefanie took a chance and returned to ...