Gut Oggau Josephine 2013
- Rated 4 stars
- Reviewed by: Treve Ring
- Published on: August 17, 2018
- Last modified: August 17, 2018
Josephine is an unconventional woman of the more mature generation, Timotheus’s second wife and Winifred’s stepmother. This is a blend of 35-year-old, lower south facing gravel-sloping Blaufränkish and Roesler, fermented in used 500, 1,000 and 1,500 litre barrels before 8 months' quiet rest in 500 litre barrels. The wine is bottled unfined, unfiltered and with zero addition of sulfur. Deeper hued and darker fruited, with brooding mulberry, sweet cassis, spicing and cracked cloves. Though the palate is mouthfilling, it has a lift and impression of brightness. There is some forest floor and earthy funk lingering beneath the berry fruit. Tannins are fine, firm and secondary. Contemplative and serious, while easy to drink.