Ex Vero I, 2017, Styria
Grapes: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc
Region, Country: Styria, Austria
Soil: Chalky marl
Harvest: Picked by hand, organic, biodynamic
Winemaking: Spontaneous fermentation in native yeasts
Elevage: 18 months in old barrels
Winemaker(s): Ewald Tscheppe
Latin for ‘from the true and genuine’.
They are so called Ex Vero which means "out of the truth", which is what Ewald finds his vines have become since their conversion to biodynamics. From the more clay-based soils. Citric, tropical, spicy, and floral. Full-bodied but fresh and bright, smoky, crisp, subtle bitterness.