Joiseph Piroska 2019

Winemaker: Luka Zeichmann

Region: Jois, Burgenland,

Austria

Grapes: 50% Zweigelt, 35%

Blaufränkisch, 15% Pinot Noir

Alcohol: 11.5%

Sulphur: 5 mg/l added

Suitable for vegans: Yes

Altitude: 100-200m

Total Area Farmed: 3 hectares

Soils: various parcels - mainly

Limestone/ clay (though quite

stony topsoil as well) + Schist.

Age of vines: 20-80 years old


Viticulture: Organic (official

certification from 2018 vintage)


Vineyards: The grapes for

this wine come from various

parcels. There are two parcels

of Zweigelt, some from the

‘Trift’ vineyard on limestone

and clay and some from the

‘Tannenberg’ vineyard on

Schist (poor topsoil, prized

parcel). The Pinot Noir is from

the ‘Lange Ohn’ vineyard, on

a slope with limestone and

clay but a small layer of quite

rocky topsoil. Some of the

Blaufränkisch comes from the

‘Neuberg’ vineyard (used in

the ‘BFF’ cuvée), whilst 400

liters came from a Gemischter

Satz vineyard on a hill called

‘Oberersatz.’


Vinification: The Zweigelt was

fermented in the harvest boxes

for 3 days on skins, pressed,

and transferred to 500L, 300L,

and 225L barrels (old) where

it finished fermentation (no

punchdows). The Pinot Noir

also only had 3 days of skin

contact before pressing and

aging in 2x300L barrels. The

Blaufränkisch was fermented in

harvest boxes before aging in

225L barrels. The wines were

all blended in the spring in

steel tanks where they stayed

for a month prior to bottling

with a small sulphite addition.

Unfined, unfiltered.

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