Austria’s Pratsch, Holistic Thinking and Practice
A Virtual Wine Tasting
Presented by Christie Farrell
When: Friday, April 16, 6 pm
Cost: $45 (+ tax) includes 3 bottles listed below and your spot for the class.
How: rsvp at www.therealwinerepublic.com
What: Stop in to purchase wines starting on Friday, April 9 at Wine Republic in Excelsior.
At their family winery, located in Weinviertal in lower Austria, organic is the top priority. We are convinced that organic wine growing should be conceived as a holistic thinking and practice. It is important to provide ideal growing conditions so their wines can develop the best possible quality.” - Stefan Pratsch
Organic since 1995. Today it more important than ever to respect nature and live according to its rules, this applies as well for viticulture. The Pratsch family, Wilhelm and Anneliese and their son, Stefan, have operated their Niederösterreich estate under organic certification since 1995. The vines here are over 50 years old and now 30 years under organic growth. Organic winemaking incorporates more than ever the holistic thinking and action. This means to let nature’s ways occur with just very soft guidance and the least amount of intervention. This expresses the essence of organic winemaking. All of this attention to detail and dedication to the purity of the land by Stefan and the Pratsch family is translated directly into the quality of the wines that are a true reflection of their terroir. The background of their family goes back about 8 generations.
Pratsch Grüner Veltliner, 2019, Liter bottle
“Lemon and a touch of nettle on the nose promise freshness. On the palate, this is supported by slight spritz and an easy, slender, and lemony body. It is made for light summer refreshment.”, Wine Enthusiast
Pratsch Rosé, 2019
Taste and discover why this organic rosé continues to be one of our customer’s favorite! 100% organic Zweigelt; pale pink with lively notes of fresh strawberry, stone fruit, and lemon zest; light, bright, and crisp—ideal summer sipper or paired with seafood. Will age 2-3 years. Crisp, dry and playful, like a soft berry popsicle.
Pratsch Zweigelt, 2017, Liter bottle
Dark red color with violet hues. Dark red fruit aroma with black currant, spices, and cherry. Raspberry, cherry, spices and black pepper on the palate with well-integrated acidity.