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Ság Olaszrizling '20

ABOUT PETER WETZER

Peter Wetzer is a super small-scale producer in the town of Sopron, Hungary, located on the border of Hungary and Austria. His cellar is in the basement of his 120+ year old home that has been in his family for 5 generations. It is in this incredibly unique environment that Wetzer makes his wines of nature rather than industry. Wetzer says, “I want to make special wines that have personality and identity, delicate wines with character influenced by their origin and heritage, made with traditional grape varieties which translate the sense of place.”

From extinct volcanoes, to near-cliffs that gaze out over Austria’s Neusiedlersee, his terroirs are incredibly unique. In these microscopic plots, everything is done by hand. He works to have very healthy soil, with natural biodiversity, and minimum spraying with copper sulfate and a nettle tincture he makes. He believes in minimal intervention in the vines, never tilling the soil or trimming the leaves. All grapes are hand-harvested, and the vineyards are all fermented separately. Fermentations take place in open topped containers with native yeasts and no additives before being barreled down into used Hungarian oak barrels.

SÁG OLASZRIZLING '20

This 100+ year old site is located on Ság, a small extinct volcanic mound northwest of Somló. The vineyard is mostly Olaszrisling (Welschriesling) with many interplanted varieties. Everything is fermented in open vats with a mixture of whole cluster and direct pressed juice. Half gets some extra maceration on the skins before being barreled down to used oak for a year. Bottled unfined & unfiltered.

This is the most textured of Peter's whites with a heavy volcanic signature. Typically less than 600 bottles are produced each year. Given some time open, this bottle soars in complexity, evolving from creamy and fruit forward to a stoney, smokey, layered experience. 

Grapes

Olaszrizling (Welschriesling) Field Blend

Region
Sopron
Country
Hungary


Vintage
2020
Alc./Vol.
13%
Size
750mL


Single
$42/btl
3 Pack
$40/btl
6 Pack
$38/btl
  • -$-42.00
  • Regular price $42.00
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