2016 Gut Oggau Brutal
The Brutal Wine Corporation is a loose conglomerate of likeminded winemakers who bottle some of the most extreme (and extremely good) wine under the name BRUTAL comissioned or sanctioned (for want of a better word) by the legendary Bar Brutal in Barcelona. Each year Gut Oggau contributes one barrel to the project. Having only made 3 wines in 2016, the 2016 Gut Oggau Brutal is 100% Rosler and is a light red / dark rose wine. David Crossley describes it thus:
"Gut Oggau’s “Brutal” bottling is made from Roesler, a grape which is obscure even by Austrian standards. It’s a red cross between Zweigelt x (Seyve Villard x Blaufränkisch), named after Leonard Roesler, a former director of Austria’s oldest viticultural college. This bottling is pinkish-hued, darker than Winifred, and lives up to its name, yet it is refreshing and vivant, which I guess the the intention. The label, distorting one of the traditional Gut Oggau family images, bears the imprint of this iconoclastic project.
Only 12 bottles of this fantastic wine were imported into NZ and we received 6. LIMIT ONE BOTTLE PER PERSON.