Biokult 90 Point Wines of Austria
Our newest vintages of two Biokult organic wines are 90 point wines of Austria-and more! Both of these wines are perfect for year-round enjoyment, and hit all the marks as Natural Wines that taste great and are great for the planet.
The September 2020 issue of Wine Enthusiast features our newest Biokult Naken Orange Wine with an outstanding 92 Points and Editor’s Choice designation:
Following historic traditions, the grapes are processed as they would be for red wine, fermented on the skins for 5-10 days. The result is a beautiful and delicate orange-rosé color with a higher concentration of tannins and structure along with a creamy body style. The wine’s tart acidity and bright citrus flavors combine for an energetic glass dripping with juicy grape goodness. The wine’s acidity works alongside lighter entrees, while its tannic structure stands up to bolder dishes.
Biokult follows low intervention principals in wine making, with spontaneous fermentation from indigenous yeast and natural malolactic fermentation. The wine has a small content of CO2 remaining after fermentation that keeps the wine fresh and adds a slight natural effervescence to the wine that also protects against aging. Naken is sealed with a crown cap to keep in the natural goodness. This wine is unfiltered and may contain natural sediments. At 10.5% ABV, Naken is quite quaffable and a perfect match for a sunny day or a great meal with friends.
Naken (the word for naked in Swedish, referring to Biokult’s “naked” production methods for the wine) has many attributes:
- Dry farmed wine without any irrigation
- Natural wine with low content of SO2
- Vegan friendly-produced without any animal byproducts
- Wild yeast fermentation – no inoculation
- Without filtration, can contain slight deposit of sediments and/or crystals
- No additions, no treatments
- 0 bar pressure (no bubbles)-slight natural CO2 from fermentation
The beautiful Biokult Zweigelt Rosé also caught the attention of Wine Enthusiast, which also made it a 90 Point wine of Austria and a Best Buy:
Biokult’s Zweigelt Rosé is made of 100% Zweigelt, a red grape variety originating from a 19th century Austrian crossing of the Blaufrankisch grape and Saint Laurent grape and has reached cult status in recent years. Though this grape is popular and prevalent throughout Austria, the very best grapes come from Burgenland where the Biokult Rosé is produced. The wine is fantastic paired with salads, seafood, fish, noodles, rice, poultry and light white meat dishes. The wine is Sugar Free under 1 g/l of sugar, Dry Farmed without the use of irrigation and vegan friendly.
Biokult 90 Point Organic Wines of Austria
Produced in partnership with three small family owned vineyards, the wines are a unique creative project of our winery partner Biokult, in the Burgenland region of Austria. All Biokult vintners are obliged to certified organic production, environmental protection, biodiversity, and the promotion of healthy soils in their vineyards. Abstinence from artificial fertilizers and stabilizers guarantee unadulterated enjoyment.
Organic farming works in harmony with natural ecosystems to preserve and protect life’s diversity and species for future generations, developing the vineyard’s greatest potential. Healthier soil produces outstanding quality grapes and their resulting wines capture the true essence of the winery’s terroir, creating a “taste of place,” and a delightful glass of wine.
Both 90 point wines of Austria are available for distribution nationwide, and can be found at select retailers and restaurants across the country.