biokult introduces a new look for their line of Biodynamic wines. The wildflowers featured on the labels hearken back to the simple winemaking practices of the past, and biokult’s current Biodynamic practices. Unlike many conventional vineyards, wildflowers and grasses are encouraged to grow between the rows. The vineyard buzzes, hums, chirps, and blooms. The organic and Biodynamic vineyard offers a friendly environment for many insects, micro-organisms, and yeasts. Green cover between the vine rows secures biodiversity. Next to numerous wild herbs and flowers, specially selected plants are also sown. Clove varieties promote structure and assimilate nitrogen in the soil. Phacelia is not only an aesthetic blooming plant; its roots loosen compact soils. Green cover offers an attractive environment for earthworms and beneficial insects, creating intact soil that is the most vital precondition for authentic wines.
biokult unites a group of organic vintners with the shared goal of producing organic wines of the highest quality – wines that embody regional identity and bring pure, natural enjoyment in the glass.
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.
Cooperation of this group of dedicated organic vintners has resulted in a fresh new image for organic Austrian wine and an unique attractive brand. Successful sales of their organic wines sourced from high-quality fruit began with the 2005 vintage. This success was preceded by years of work on their joint project “quality improvement through organic viticulture.”
Winemakers Angela and Werner Michlits take responsibility for vinification: “Organic wines represent the most authentic origin. Protecting the earth from the use of all chemicals should be a priority to hand down to future generations. It is a great challenge for us to continue the natural way of production in the cellar as well – winemaking and winegrowing has to be one unit!”
biokult is minimal manipulation
Organic philosophy in the vineyard continues in winemaking. Organic grape must has a broad spectrum of natural yeast varieties. Often called “wild yeasts,” they are responsible for the alcoholic fermentation and ultimately lend wine their truly authentic character.
biokult wines embody typical Austrian wine style: pronounced fruit paired with refreshing, harmonious acidity. This is enhanced by maturation in stainless steel and large neutral wooden casks. Current knowledge and modern methods are a necessity. Chemical additives and cleaners are replaced with a focus on complete hygiene. Technology is used only to protect the wine, not to alter it, thus playing only a passive role in making organic wine.
biokult is biodynamic
biokult wines are Demeter certified Biodynamic. Biodynamic farming works in harmony with natural ecosystems to preserve and protect life’s diversity and species for future generations. This comprehensive organic farming method requires the creation and management of a closed system. Farmers must be minimally dependent on imported materials, meeting all needs with the living dynamics of the farm itself. This self-contained farm is the ultimate model of sustainability and environmental preservation.
Biodynamic methods develop 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. All of the biokult wines are dry farmed, with grapes grown without the use of any irrigation. They are also produced in a vegan friendly manner and are Non-GMO Project Verified.
Biokult Grüner Veltliner– 100% Grüner Veltliner
Tasting Notes: “This Grüner Veltliner’s aromatic nose suggests arugula, lime and ripe lemon. The palate is juicy and easy, with lots of pear fruit and more fresh lemon. A summer wine par excellence with a refreshing, dry finish.”-Wine Enthusiast
Pair with: Light and fresh, Gouda and Brie cheeses; appetizers, salads, fish, noodles, Asian food and lighter meat dishes.
Biokult Red Blend – 50% Pinot Noir, 50% Zweigelt – “Sugar Free” wine, under 1 g/l residual sugar
Tasting Notes: “Deep ruby color. Earthy crushed raspberry and pencil shaving aromas follow through on a soft, satiny entry to a dry-yet-fruity medium body with a delicate touch of spice and crabapple. Finishes in lingering spiced poached apple, mineral, and wet cedar fade with lightly pithy tannins.” Tastings.com
Pair with: Spicy fish, noodles, rice, poultry and meat dishes.
Biokult Rosé – 100% Zweigelt
Tasting Notes: “Appetizing notions of strawberry and ripe pear appear immediately in this wine. The light, dry palate follows suit with equally joyful, fruity exuberance. It’s light, easy and utterly fruit-driven. Drink while the aromas are at their peak.” Wine Enthusiast
Pair with: Seafood, fish, noodles, rice, poultry and light meat dishes.
Biokult Rosé Secco – 100% Pinot Noir
Tasting Notes: “A subdued nose leads onto a fresh, crisp, easy-drinking body that features fruit very loosely: There are hints of strawberry and red apple. The body is light and easy with big bubbles that create lively, refreshing sparkle finishing on a strawberry note.”
Pair with: pasta, light meats, risottos and cheese.
biokult wines are available at fine retailers and restaurants nationwide.