Birdscape is made with what Christian calls “Pink Maceration,” a very light extraction with just a small amount of contact with the skins, to result in a very dark rosé, or perhaps a very light red wine. Label art by Erró.
When Christian took over the family winery in 2003, most of the customers refused to follow his low-alcohol, elegant red vision; luckily, his wine was selected by a major local bank, who decided to serve it for their classy business lunches just because they didn’t want the executives to get drunk!
“I want to make wine that says ‘Please drink me, I love you, hug me’,”
40 year old vines, Soils: sandy gravel, schist and limestone
varietal: Blaufrankisch, Pinot Noir, dash of white varietals
style: unique rose
farming/cellar: certified organic with some biodynamic practices, grapes are hand harvested, destemmed, and crushed by foot. The juice ferments with ambient yeast in large barrels with indigenous yeast and no racking. Christian made just one 3000 liter barrel of this wine. It is bottled without added sulfur.