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Ex Vero II S, Werlitsch 2017

Werlitsch

£37.01

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Ewald and Brigitte Tscheppe's farm ‚Werlitsch‘ has become the synonym for some of the world’s greatest white wines. The farm has come a long way and its early beginnings in the 2000s were far away from easy. At that time Ewald already visited biodynamic farms in different corners of the world and subsequently decided to transition the efforts of his work on biodynamic principles too. Despite the local market raising eyebrows and rarely enjoying this ’non-traditional’ Styrian style he kept going until people from further afield started noticing. The core range are the Sauvignon Chardonnay blends called ‚Ex Vero‘ which are divided further into different expositions of the incredibly steep vineyards surrounding the family’s house. While Ex Vero I comes from the 'least‘ steep vineyards, Ex Vero II and Ex Vero III almost exclusively come from sections of the hill where the vines grow on the poorest parts of the rock where it’s almost impossible to work with any form of tractors or machinery. The so-called 'Opok', a local chalky marl builds the foundation of the hills, giving the wines its singular character.

These are special wines from special people who have stood the test of time and deserve all the credit this world has to offer!

The barrels of the II were very very slow in their fermentation, however, and after two years Ewald was tired on waiting, so decided to bottle with a little residual sugar remaining. Bottled into a champagne bottle with a crown cap, with a little RS (and light fizz) in the wine. Great finesse and length, minerality and density. A wine that continues to evolve in the glass and will age for many years.

 

Producer  Werlitsch, Ewald Tscheppe 

Origin Styria, Austria

Grapes Sauvignon Blanc, Morrilon (Chardonnay)

Alcohol 12.5% ABV

Style Medium body gently sparkling natural white

Bottle size 750ml

Winemaking Manual harvested. Destemmed, lighly macerated and pressed. Spontaneous fermentation in the casks, aged for 2 years. Undergoes malolactic fermentation. Unfiltred, unfined and no SO2 added. 

Notes Natural, Organic, Biodynamic