While us Bodegans love Austrian wine, we know it's a region is not as popular as it deserves to be. Austria is known for its dry whites and medium-bodied reds. We're bringing some to you from Biokult, located in Pamhagen in the Niederösterreich region. Winemakers Angela and Werner Michlits source grapes from exclusively certified organic, non-GMO, and biodynamic (Demeter certified) vineyards.
For our September First Dibs, we are offering the Biokult Rosé Secco. This is a crisp and fresh sparkling Pinot Noir Rosé to enjoy with your loved ones. We are offering this to club members only for $16.50, shelf price will be $18.95.
Heads up! If you enjoy your club wines, extra bottles are available to purchase this month for 10% off!
Something New: Orange Wine
For those of you who haven't heard of orange wine, it is an ancient style of white wine that leaves grapes to ferment on their skins and seeds for a long period (something typically only done in red wine), and very often, produced with minimal intervention.
Biokult Naken is a pink-orange hued wine made from Pinot Gris and a smidge of Muskateller. Expect a wine with notes of grapefruit, blood orange, and honeysuckle. There is even a gentle tannic quality to the wine (coming from the skin contact) that is balanced with creaminess and a light effervescence.
With a bolder structure than a typical white wine, this would pair well with equally bold and spicy foods such as red curry, Ethiopian food, or Bibimbap.
biokult red blend
Biodynamic farming is a method of sustainable agriculture started in the '20's. It considers a farm to be a self-sustaining organism, and pesticides and chemicals are prohibited. It incorporates lunar phases, astrology, and even some strange compost preparations, including cow horns stuffed with manure. And while science can't yet prove its claims, we know it produces fabulous wines!
The Biokult Red Blend is a 50-50 blend of Zweigelt and Pinot Noir. It's a dry, un-oaked, medium-bodied wine. While fruit-forward, it's balanced with earthy notes of baking spices and cedar.
Even better, it is truly versatile with food. This would go well with spicy Pad Thai, grilled salmon, lamb kebabs, or Gouda cheese.