Andreas Tscheppe Green Dragonfly Reserve
Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc
Andreas Tscheppe is making beautiful examples of natural wine in Styria. These vineyard sites are gorgeously terraced and are bursting with life: butterflies, dragonflies and beetles are just a few of the creatures you will find while walking through these vines, and they are all represented on the labels of his wines. Andreas works only with white grapes, some of which are fermented with the skins to produce orange wines. All the winemaking involves a minimum of 18 months time in barrel for the wines to integrate with oxygen well and come into their own before being bottled.
100% Sauvignon Blanc grapes are hand harvested and destemmed before fermenting and resting in barrel. Grapefruit zest, green apple and a chalky mineral edge. A very slight nuttiness as it opens up too.