ROSZA FROM WEINGUT ALEXANDER KOPPITSCH – NATALIE’S WINE OF THE WEEK! The temperature is getting warmer, and my thirst for juicy, vibrant, and delicious rosé is turning up with it – it’s definitely a good time to whip out one of my new favorites from Weingut Alexander Koppitsch – “Rosza” – meaning “pink” in Hungarian, naturally.
The story of Koppitsch can be traced back to 500 years of natural winemaking in the beautiful hills and lake shores of Neusiedl am See, where 6 hectares of family tradition, the inspiration of Rudolf Steiner’s biodynamics, and hand-crafted motto makes up this domaine. The soils are limestone, clay, and nothing is done to take away from the purity produced here!
Koppitsch makes two different styles of wine – The “Authentisch” which are known for being the glou-glou type, lightly filtered, and minimal amounts of sulfur added. Then there is the completely unfiltered, zero sulfur added, longer fermented category, which is where this luscious rosé lands.
My first sip of this wine tasted like bright raspberry and cherry sunshine, and melted into a deeper ripe plum with a linear acidity and overall amazing juiciness. If you want candy in a wine glass, this is a good bet. All 5 grapes (Zweigelt, Blaufrankish, St. Laurent, Pinot Noir, and Syrah) are co-fermented, and matured on lees for 6 months. The result is a playful rosé in spirit, with a lot of personality to go with it. One sip will take you to the beach chair pictured on the label, right in the heart of Burgenland 🍬🍒☀️