- Pinot Noir
Under communism agriculture in Hungary was very industrial. Peter had to search hard to find the two organic vineyard sites in Sopron where he sources this Pinot Noir. He takes winemaking inspiration from the region’s past, reviving his old family cellar and still using the original wooden press. This vibrant Pinot Noir is aged in used Hungarian barrels, giving the resulting wine a juicy, wild berry flavour profile with vivid acidity and earthy, mineral undertones. Naturally, it pairs well with paprika spiced soups and stews (goulash!).
About Peter Wetzer
While working in the wine trade in Vienna, Péter Wetzer became passionate about Europe’s classical wine regions and realised that his home region of Sopron/Odënberg in Hungary was the former capital of Burgenland - the spiritual home of Blaufränkisch. This finding led Péter to discover centuries-old records of a former vineyard on the property of his family home and the region’s own flourishing wine trade. This was enough to convince him to give winemaking a go. Finding sites with healthy, living soils and vegetation was key - Péter works organically and does everything by hand.
In his family’s cellar, Péter uses the original old press and takes advantage of the building’s rich microbial flora to vinify his wines naturally in open-top containers. His reds spend a year in used Hungarian barrels before being bottled with no fining or filtration. For Péter, making wine is also about reclaiming his region’s past. He seeks to make wines with personality and identity, with character influenced by their origin and heritage, made with traditional grape varieties which translate the sense of place.