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Sekt Traube PUR Zweigelt blanc de Noir, 2015

By Hager Matthias

  • Appellation: Sekt PUR 2015, sparkling wine from Austria
  • Region: Kamptal
  • Country: Austria
  • Colour: White
  • Style: Sparkling
  • Grape Varieties: Zweigelt
  • Soil type: Schist
  • Vessel type: Wood - Old oak
  • Unfined.
  • Unfiltered.
  • No added sulphites.

Notes on additives, aids & processing used:

  • No temperature control.
  • Organic/Biodynamic/Equivalent
  • Total Sulphites: 7 mg/L
  • This wine is fermented spontaneously.
  • Other Information:For our Sekt Traube PUR grapes from the red wine variety Zweigelt were harvested and immediately pressed after harvest. Hence, it has a light straw colour with a pink haze. The grapes grow on the site “Seeberg” which is our sunniest site, full of primary rock like Gneis and Mica schist. The single vineyard wine was stored one year in barrels without any additives and without Sulphur before it was bottled and mixed with new ferment from the harvest 2016. Therefore, the second fermentation was started at a very natural method. We disgorge only what we need, the rest we leave on the yeasts in the bottle. So there is still some Sekt PUR 2015 on the yeasts in our cellar waiting for you to get disgorged and drunk :-)

About Hager Matthias

Kamptal, Austria

Matthias Hager´s winery has about 13ha of vineyards in and around the small wine-growing village Mollands. All of his vineyards are cultivated bio dynamically according to Demeter. The strength of this family business is its diversity. Loess, clay and different kinds of primary rock (mica shist, gneiss, etc.) can be found in the northern part of Kamptal. According to this diversity, Matthias Hager has a large assortment. Cool winds and nights and the stony soil around Mollands are responsible for the fruity, spicy and mineral taste of these Kamptal wines.Matthias knows well how to use this diversity for his wines and therefore he began to differentiate his assorment in a vivid, easy-drinking blue line, a strong and more complex brown line and in a red line for exrtrem natural wines.

It was in 1992 when Matthias startet to „make“ wine. During his apprenticeship he worked already on the farm of his parents and took responsibility of all the process during wine making. Matthias likes to experiment with his grapes. With some things he was already very successful but the most important thing is that he never stops trying new things.

Around the year 2000 he started to interest in organic farming. 2005 he decided to convert also his vineyards and fields to organic cultivation. During this time he got in contact with some Demeter farmers who introduces him into biodynamic cultivation and the courses of Rudolf Steiner. This was very fascinating for him and so he converted his vineyards into biodynamic cultivation and got member in Demeter association.

Matthias Hager is still experimenting. He always says: „ Life is not over yet!“  Thus, since a few years he produces Pet Nat (sparkling wine methode ancestrale), a natrual sparkling wine (fermentation only with natural yeasts) wines without or just a little Sulphur addition and white wines that are full or just a part fermented on the skin (like red wines). The only limit that he considers are the Demeter-rules, which means working with the nature, not against it and supporting the nature only where it is necessary and not more. Only then you can talk about real terroir.