Grapes: Gruner + Welschriesling
Region: Burgenland, Austria
Soils: Volcanic + Schist + Loam
Vinification: The intact grapes rest in a large fermentation vessel for 62 days where native yeasts slowly start the fermentation process inside of the berries, leading to a gentler extraction of the skins. After maceration the grapes were pressed and aging finished in 1200 liter used Stockinger oak barrels.
Aging: 6 months
Fining or Filtering: None
Sulfur: None added
Notes from the Importer: Kolfolk loosely translate to "an unconventional thinker". Stefan Wellanschitz is the unconventinal thinker behind the winery, taking a 19th-century estate and throwing tradition to the wind. Stefan was born into wine, with his historic family estate in Neckenmarkt dating back to the early 19th century (when Burgenland actually belonged to Hungry, not Austria!) Marking a clear break from his family's traditional style, Stefan launched his own wine project in 2013 with a more natural, low-tech approach to winemaking that showcase the soils and unique character of his region.