There are generally two types of winemakers in the world: Those who are born into it, and those who seek it out. Peter is of the second camp. He didn't have generations of tradition weighing him down, no fathers to argue with, or legacy to live up to. So he has created his own.Above all things, Peter loves his vineyards (he talk to his roots and sings to his mushrooms). He sought out his tiny 4 hectares in the Wachau, Austria, renowned for its ancient terraced vineyards and varied soil types. Surprisingly it was not difficult to buy vineyards in the Wachau. Like the ancient Douro Valley in Portugal, many of the great sites have been abandoned. Crumbling terraces and back breaking labor don't make for an enticing career to this current generation. Peter has painstakingly rebuilt the terraces, by hand, which he swears you can taste in the wine.With perfect grapes he has the opportunity to make very low intervention wines. He picks the grapes 3-4 weeks earlier than his neighbors. After a super slow whole-cluster press they live in a combination of stainless steel and old barrels before being racked, sulphured (much less than his neighbors do) and bottled. That's it, the results are nothing short of spectacular. This is fine: elegant, engaging, and satisfying wine.
Earthy , Elegant , Minerally