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Nibiru Tradition Red Liter

$35.00

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Vintage: NV
Region: Kamptal, Austria
Viticulture: Organic and Biodynamic
Grape Varieties: Zweigelt and Merlot

Nibiru Tradition Red Liter is a chillable red blend of Zweigelt and Merlot. Cherry and spice with bright acidity and chewy tannins. Though this wine is labeled ‘NV,’ in this bottling it is all 2018 juice; even though the wine is inexpensive and cheerful in profile, it represents great value from the Nibiru cellar. The grapes were fermented separately in open-top fermenters for two to four weeks, were pressed into stainless steel for malo, then after malolactic, moved into big fass from Josef’s grandfather’s dugout cellar. The wine has been aging since Nov ’18, so nearly 40 months in a barrel, bottled Feb 2022. Most lots of this wine received two SO2 additions over this time; free sulfur is brought to 20 parts at bottling.

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Additional information

NATTINESS

Natty

FRUIT

Red Cherry

BODY

Medium-bodied

ACIDITY

Bright (Medium-High)

ALCOHOL

12-13%

OAK

Neutral Oak

TANNIN

Medium

SWEETNESS

Dry

SERVING TEMP

Cool Red and Orange (58°–62°)

SULFUR

Low Sulfur (less than 50mg/L)

VEGAN

Vegan

IMPORTER

Coeur Wine Co.

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ABOUT THE PRODUCER

About Nibiru Tradition Red Liter

Nibiru Tradition Red Liter is a chillable red blend of Zweigelt and Merlot. Cherry and spice with bright acidity and chewy tannins. Though this wine is labeled ‘NV,’ in this bottling it is all 2018 juice; even though the wine is inexpensive and cheerful in profile, it represents great value from the Nibiru cellar. The grapes were fermented separately in open-top fermenters for two to four weeks, were pressed into stainless steel for malo, then after malolactic, moved into big fass from Josef’s grandfather’s dugout cellar. The wine has been aging since Nov ’18, so nearly 40 months in barrel, bottled Feb 2022. Most lots of this wine received two SO2 additions over this time; free sulfur is brought to 20 parts at bottling.

About Nibiru

Nibiru is located in the most northern part of the Kamptal area, 70 km northwest of Vienna. The main soil condition in this area is Löss, a mostly deep fertile layer of clay, sand, and silt. A specialty where the winery is located is that you find Löss mostly only as the top soil layer. The main soil conditions underneath are very solid types of rock like Amphibolit, Gneiss, or different primary rock types. Most of the vineyards are surrounded by forests. The winery is farming the most northern vineyard in the whole area. Further up north you will only find fields and a big landscape of forests. This combination of the soil types and the northern location creates a very specific expression in the wines. Sometimes very different if you compare it with the wines coming from the rest of the region. Lots of minerality, freshness, and depth in these wines.

The main focus in the vineyards is organic and biodynamic farming after the Demeter principles. The winery loves the diversity of nature and all it ́s cycles throughout the year. Every season is so different and the wines have a strong expression of these conditions and where they come from. With sensitive thoughts, they try to give their best in farming every year and transform healthy grapes into wine with minimal intervention. A lot of handwork is involved, especially on the terrace vineyards. They would rather invest in the people of their team and handwork instead of machinery. All canopy work, leaf plugging, harvesting, and sorting out the grapes before the vinification is handwork. Time is a very important theme in winemaking for them. Most of the wines are kept on the lees for a very long time and in the single vineyard category they only release after around 3 years in barrel, tank, or bottle.

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